George W. Bush will sell book of paintings to benefit ‘post-9/11 veterans’
Former Pres. George W. Bush will be publishing a book of his paintings and donating the proceeds to charity.
According to The Hill, Bush’s collection will be titled, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors and is slated for release in late February of 2017.
The book features 66 portraits and a four-panel mural of U.S. armed forces personnel painted by the 43rd president since he retired from office in 2009. Proceeds will be donated to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a charity devoted to providing assistance to “post-9/11 veterans and their families.”
Former First Lady Laura Bush and former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Peter Pace.
The Associated Press quoted Pres. Bush’s introduction to the book, which reads, “This is a book about the men and women who have been tremendous national assets in the Armed Forces — and who continue to be vital to the future success of our country. The greatest honor of the presidency was looking them in the eye and saluting them as their Commander in Chief. And I intend to support and salute them for the rest of my life.”
The book will be available in a $38 hardcover edition and a “deluxe” cloth-bound version signed by the former president, which will sell for $250.
Paintings from the book will be on display from March to October, 2017 at the Bush Center in Dallas, TX.