Home For Christmas – Maud Lewis -1958

March 7, 1903 – July 30, 1970

Maud Lewis ( nee Dowley She was a Canadian folk artist from Nova Scotia. e lived most of her life in poverty in a small house in Marshalltown, Nova Scotia. She achieved national recognition in 1964 and 1965 for her cheerful paintings of landscapes, animals and flowers, which offer a nostalgic and optimistic vision of her native province. Several books, plays and films have been produced about her. She remains one of Canada’s most celebrated folk artists. Her works are displayed at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, as well as her restored house, whose walls she adorned with her art.

41 Comments

  1. Never heard of her, but I appreciate her cheerful works of art that brings joy to viewers all over, even though she lived most of her life in poverty. Her works definitely offer that cozy, holiday atmosphere that’s reminiscent of simpler times!

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