(1903 - 1970)
Maud Lewis was active/lived in Nova Scotia / Canada. Maud Lewis is known for naive landscape-snowscene painting.
Biography Maud Lewis
Maude Lewis was born in Ohio, Yarmouth Country, Nova Scotia. She
started painting Christmas cards with her mother and then sold them on
the streets of Yarmouth. When her parents died she went to live with an
aunt in Digby, Nova Scotia.
In 1938 she married Everett Lewis and
moved to a small one-room cabin near No.2 Highway west of Digby, at a
place called Marshalltown. Her husband sold fish from village to
village and she sometimes sold some of her cards. He encouraged
her to paint and bought her artist's supplies and cut small pieces of
plywood that would allow her to paint with her polio-afflicted arms and
arthritic condition. She passed her days painting in the doorway
of her house and people began to know her and
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