Former President George W. Bush is set to release a catalogue featuring 66 of Bush’s portraits and a four-panel mural depicting American service members and veterans. Due next February from Crown, the book is entitled Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors. Each painting is accompanied by the story of the veteran depicted, written by the President.
The paintings in the book will be the subject of an exhibition at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on the campus of SMU that will be open to the public from March 2 through October 1, 2017.
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