George W. Bush to unveil 24 portraits of world leaders


President George W. Bush with the late first dog, Barney. (The Washington Post)

Former president George W. Bush, who has taken to painting as a hobby since leaving office in 2009, on Friday will unveil 24 portraits of world leaders that he has painted.

The paintings will be unveiled as part of Bush's first art exhibit on NBC's "Today Show," as Bush speaks with his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, who works as a correspondent on the show.

Bush's paintings have ranged from self-portraits to paintings of animals.

According to a news release from NBC, the paintings being unveiled Friday have never been seen before in public.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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