Churchill hates this portrait

Sutherland's Portrait of Winston Churchill

This was Winston Churchill’s portrait, painted by modernist painter Graham Sutherland in 1954. But Churchill and his wife hated it, they described it as “malignant” and “filthy”, but they had to accept it and praised it “remarkable modern art” and “force with candour”, to prevent offending the portrait donors. After Churchill died, Lady Churchill cut it into pieces and burned it without any hesitation.

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