Alberta historian, David Finch, knew about a select group of paintings by Winston Churchill, a series the former British Prime Minister did during a visit to Alberta in 1929. Finch got a call about the location of one of the paintings and when he saw the art, he noticed something significant. The location of the landscape painting was wrong.
He corrected the labelling for the collector and soon the rare work went up for auction at Sotheby's in London. Now, David Finch is getting ready to go to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies to do a talk about the painting of Emerald Lake by Winston Churchill.
He dropped in to chat with Russell Bowers about the significance of the artwork.