Richard Deane Taylor achieved immortality when he painted one of the most evocative and accurate portraits of Winston Churchill for Collier’s in 1951, to mark Churchill’s return to office. Years later he gave me the privilege of using it on the first English edition of my book of quotations, Churchill By Himself. He leaves fond memories among his colleagues and former students.
The publishers did make good efforts to lighten WSC's eyes (which in life were very light blue). Unfortunately, they cropped the top of WSC’s head, incurring the ire of Lady Soames and this writer, and somewhat spoiling the effect. They promised to fix this in the second edition, and they did so, happily for all, not the least Richard Deane Taylor himself.