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These George W. Bush Paintings Portray World Leaders

 - Apr 8, 2014
References: bushcenter.org & designboom
These George W. Bush paintings, titled The Art of Leadership, portray world leaders from across the globe. Putin, Stephen Harper and even himself are just a few of those presented on canvas by the past president of the United States.

While a few have scoffed at the former president's attempt to jump into the world of art, his message for the portraits should not be overlooked. The following is a general overview of where Bush had the idea to create these portraits, and why he's put in the time and effort to paint these world leaders: "I place a high priority on personal diplomacy. Getting to know a fellow world leader’s personality, character, and concerns made it easier to find common ground and deal with contentious issues. That was a lesson i had picked up from dad, who was one of the great practitioners of personal diplomacy," as stated on DesignBoom. Photo Credits: designboom, bushcenter.org