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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).

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 12:39 p.m. ET

Posted on April 10, 2014, at 5:51 p.m. ET

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

Flickr: TheBushCenter / Grant Miller / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: georgewbushcenter
AP Photo / Lawrence Jackson