Arguably Britain’s most famous Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill has long been immortalised in sculpture – notably, Jacob Epstein’s 1947 Winston Churchill bust in the Oval Office of the White House, and Ivor Roberts-Jones’ 1973 Winston Churchill statue in Parliament Square.
Hamish has captured both Churchill’s instantly recognisable features and indomitable spirit in this portrait.
“I wanted to convey more than just his likeness. This great man had to make some pretty weighty decisions and had so much on his mind. I approached it in the same way as I approach animals subjects, trying to convey his thoughts through his expression. He is bearing the heavy responsibility for leading his country during the darkest hour, but I hope in his face I have also shown the kindness of the man beneath.” (HM)
Hamish’s handling of his material with its rough texture, provokes thought. It puts Churchill in reflective mood, bearing the responsibility for leading his country during the darkest hour, while also revealing a kindness beneath.
This exact scale replica is of Hamish Mackie’s full-size bust of Sir Winston Churchill 2017 which is in the permanent Winston Churchill collection at Blenheim Palace. This scale replica is cast in bronze and on a base of Kilkenny stone. It is available in a limited edition of 50.