Barack Obama was influenced and inspired by Watts!
As the American elections gather pace, it is interesting to see that Barack Obama was influenced and inspired by Watts! Hope, Watts’s iconic painting, inspired Reverend Wright to preach a sermon which draws from the imagery of Hope. This sermon gave rise to Barack Obama entitling his latest book The Audacity of Hope. We hope that perhaps during his next visit to London, Barack Obama might visit our exhibition G F Watts; Victorian Visionary opening at the Guildhall Art Gallery on 11 November to see one of the finest versions of Hope that has generously been leant to the exhibition by a private donor!