Just over a year ago, a bold hacker who went under the pseudonym Guccifer, delved into George W. Bush's emails and found the former president's newest hobby—painting. The fact that Bush had taken up the extracurricular activity wasn't as much of a shock as some of his subject matter. While Dubya's paintings mostly consisted of portraits of his pets, still lifes of fruit, and landscapes, a few of his works were uncomfortable self-portraits of Bush in the shower.
Since the initial reveal, Bush as grown to take pride in his artwork. In December, he was spotted showing off his paintings to Hillary Clinton on his iPad, and in November he revealed his plans to paint all of the foreign leaders he worked with during his presidency.
Today the fruits of Bush's labor are on view at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas for an exhibition called “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy.” The TODAY Show aired a first look Bush's oeuvre yesterday. Get caught up on Bush's post-presidential pastime with 20 Mind-Blowing Facts About George W. Bush's Painting Career.