Winston Churchill Receives Portrait by Graham Sutherland (1954)

As part of his 1954 birthday celebration, Winston Churchill receives Graham Sutherland's portrait at Westminster Hall in London. "The portrait is a remarkable example of modern art," says Churchill with a sarcastic undertone (he had previously tried to reject the portrait), which draws a laugh from the crowd. The original Graham Sutherland Winston Churchill portrait can be seen in this video. It was never displayed in public and Churchill's wife Clementine would later have it burned. Related Article: The Crown: History vs. Hollywood

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