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George W. Bush's paintings set for public exhibit

Published on Feb 27, 2014 6:04 AM

CHICAGO (AFP) - Former United States (US) President George W. Bush will offer the world a window into his private life when a collection of his paintings goes on exhibit in April.

More than two dozen portraits will go on display at his presidential library in Dallas in April at an exhibit titled The Art Of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy. The exhibit "will explore the relationships that President George W. Bush forged with world leaders to shape international policy and advance American interests abroad", the library said in a statement.

"Portraits will be accompanied by artefacts, photographs, and personal reflections to help illustrate the stories of relationships formed on the world stage."

Mr Bush, whose two terms were shaped by the Sept 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the US and wars that made him unpopular at home and abroad, has rarely stepped into the limelight since leaving the White House in 2009.

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