A Side-By-Side Comparison Of Bush’s Paintings And The Photos He Copied

The former president based his portraits on photos of famous world leaders (and did a pretty decent job).

1. Russian President Vladimir Putin

Flickr: TheBushCenter / Grant Miller / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: georgewbushcenter

Russian Presidential Press and Information Office / Wikipedia / Creative Commons / Via Wikimedia Commons

 

2. Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

AP Photo / Benny Snyder

Ministry of the President of the Spanish Government / Wikipedia / Creative Commons / Via Wikimedia Commons

 

3. The Dalai Lama

Flickr: TheBushCenter / Kim Leeson / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: georgewbushcenter

Laura Murdoch / Via Facebook: George W. Bush Presidential Center

 

4. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Flickr: TheBushCenter / Grant Miller / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: georgewbushcenter

Flickr: The Center For Global Development / Pete Souza / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: cgdev

 

5. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

Flickr: TheBushCenter / Kim Leeson / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: georgewbushcenter

The Office of Tony Blair / Via tonyblair.org

 

6. Former French President Jacques Chirac

AP Photo / Benny Snyder

AP Photo / Christophe Ena

 

7. Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Flickr: TheBushCenter / Kim Leeson / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: georgewbushcenter

AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Sean Kilpatrick

 

8. Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi

Flickr: TheBushCenter / Kim Leeson / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: georgewbushcenter

Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom / Wikipedia / Creative Commons / Via Wikimedia Commons

 

9. Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon

Flickr: TheBushCenter / Kim Leeson / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: georgewbushcenter

AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills

 

10. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Malik

Flickr: TheBushCenter / Kim Leeson / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: georgewbushcenter

Chris Hondros / Getty Image

 

11. Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin

Flickr: TheBushCenter / Kim Leeson / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: georgewbushcenter

Jiang Zemin / Getty Images

 

12. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

AP Photo/Benny Snyder

Ricardo Stuckert / Wikipedia / Creative Commons / Via Wikimedia Commons

 

13. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

AP Photo/Benny Snyder

Remy Steinegger / Wikipedia / Creative Commons / Via Wikimedia Commons

 

14. Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo

AP Photo / Benny Snyder

Flickr: WorldEconomicForum / Matthew Jordaan / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: worldeconomicforum

 

15. Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Flickr: TheBushCenter / Grant Miller / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: georgewbushcenter

Flickr: The White House / Pete Souza / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: thewhitehouse

 

16. German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Flickr: TheBushCenter / Kim Leeson / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: georgewbushcenter

Armin Linnartz / Wikipedia / Creative Commons / Via Wikimedia Commons

 

17. Former President of Czechoslovakia Václav Havel

Flickr: TheBushCenter / Kim Leeson / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: georgewbushcenter

AP Photo / Petr David Josek

 

18. Former US President George H. W. Bush

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AP Photo / Lawrence Jackson

 

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Ellie Hall is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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