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President Dwight Eisenhower was a talented, if slightly boring, painter. Starting only in the last twenty years of his life, he created over 300 paintings of old-fashioned subjects including his family, his farm, and a few portraits. One was of Abraham Lincoln, which he painted his first year as president! Eisenhower called his paintings “daubs” and did not allow them to be bought or sold, preferring to paint for relaxation and give them away as gifts.

President Dwight Eisenhower was a talented, if slightly boring, painter. Starting only in the last twenty years of his life, he created over 300 paintings of old-fashioned subjects including his family, his farm, and a few portraits. One was of Abraham Lincoln, which he painted his first year as president! Eisenhower called his paintings “daubs” and did not allow them to be bought or sold, preferring to paint for relaxation and give them away as gifts.

(Source: listverse.com)

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