Liberal or conservative. Eisenhower, Churchill, Ulysses S. Grant or George W. Bush. There’s something about the world of politics that makes former leaders want to pick up a paint brush when everything is said and done.
In the 1980s, former President Jimmy Carter took up painting. Using his home woodworking shop in Plains, Georgia, as a studio, Carter has produced more than a hundred works, capturing the landscapes and people of his home state, the places he’s traveled to and the world leaders he’s encountered. A new book from Mercer University Press showcases more than 50 of his favorite paintings accompanied by his own writing about his work.
Carter will sign copies of the new book The Paintings of Jimmy Carter at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library on Wednesday, December 5, at 4 p.m.