Painting 'Les feux du Quadrige' by Hassan El Glaoui
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Churchill's Moroccan artist protege, Hassan El Glaoui

Winston Churchill's artistic talent is highlighted by an exhibition at Leighton House in London.

Churchill was a keen painter, and some of his works are on display - alongside paintings by a Moroccan artist, Hassan El Glaoui.

Today El Glaoui's work is highly prized, but he owes his career to Churchill, who discovered him in 1943, and talked his reluctant parents into sending him to art school.

His daughter, Touria El Glaoui, is co-curating the exhibition.

Touria El Glaoui was speaking to BBC World Service.

Archive footage: Pathe

  • 05 Feb 2012
  • From the section Africa
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