Because Winston Churchill is Winston Churchill, victor in WWII, savior of Britain, Nobel Laureate in Literature, his paintings, while given a nod, are often dismissed as those of a talented amateur, but no artist in the haute monde sense. Such a view in my view is woefully mistaken. Churchill was a fine painter. You sense that when he picked up his brushes, it wasn't to dabble; it was to paint. His focus and concentration were entirely on the canvas. This book demonstrates that the results were most often some first rate art.