Greatest Living President Hones Painting Prowess

AP

AP

Beloved former President George W. Bush continues to improve as a painter, honing a unique style that is at once hyper-realistic and daringly abstract, seeming to transcend the natural world. Bush’s portraits exude the personality of his subjects, and offer a rare glimpse into the soul of the man behind the brush.

Bush will be unveiling more than twenty portraits of world leaders as part of a new exhibit at Southern Methodist University: “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy.” It looks fantastic. See for yourself (photos via Associated Press):

Tony Blair

"I liked him when I was President. I liked him when I was painting him."

“I liked him when I was President. I liked him when I was painting him.”

Vladimir Putin

"I was able to get a sense of his soul."

“I was able to get a sense of his soul.”

Ehud Olmert

George W. Bush Ehud

Pervez Musharraf

George W. Bush

Manmohan Singh

George W. Bush

Papa Bush

George W. Bush

Other great leaders who excelled at painting include Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower.

Now, watch this video.

Don’t miss this epic quote from GWB43: “I expect I’ll be painting ’til I drop. And my last stroke as I’m heading into the grave. I wonder what color it will be.”