Monday, September 5, 2016

Masterworks from Beaverbrook Gallery in Fredericton at Audain till September 11

Beaverbrook walks in step with Churchill at Chartwell.

Max Aitken was the wealthy Canadian newspaperman, author and financier who made the Daily Express the most widely read paper in the world. He was elected to the UK House of Commons, was knighted Lord Beaverbrook, and became Churchill's friend and advisor.

In spite of his many achievements, he did not anticipate being remembered for his politics nor the newspapers that pass "into oblivion in 24 hours."

Remarking that "the labour of age may prove more lasting than the strident achievements of youth or the aggressive toil of middle life," he hoped his memory might be linked with his Fredericton gallery, "a collection of fine paintings ...which may become imperishable relics of our time."

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