George W. Bush — The New Norman Rockwell?
We’d have to say that’s an unqualified no — but the former president’s success in a style that is more “outsider” than realist has impressed even his political detractors with self-portraits in a bathtub and dozens of dog portraits (none playing poker). He will next turn his attention to world leaders with whom he worked:
During the exit interview of Bush’s public policy institute executive director James K. Glassman, Bush was more than eager to discuss himself and his ever-expanding ouevre. With more than 50 paintings of dogs under his belt, Bush is going to attempt to paint 19 “foreign presidents and prime ministers he worked with during his time in the White House.” The Telegraph speculates that the portraits could include Tony Blair, Silvio Berlusconi, Vladimir Putin, Jacques Chirac and Angela Merkel.
One assumes that these portraits, unlike his others, will not be nudes in showers — but really, who knows?