Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis


Maud Lewis is one of Canada’s most celebrated folk artists.

Despite hardships, she found joy which she expressed through her art. She painted canvases of animals, children, and her surroundings. Her art spilled over into everything from dust pans to the walls of her house. Maud Lewis died in 1970, but her wonderful, life-affirming art lives on and is treasured by people who understand and appreciate folk art all over the world.

  • ISBN: 9781770492622
  • Author: Jo Ellen Bogart
  • 32 pages
  • Ages: 5-7, 6-9
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Maud Lewis was born into a loving Nova Scotia family but when her parents died and she was forced to find her own way in the world, she married and set up a modest household in a small cabin. She went door to door selling her art on greeting cards.

She lived most of her life in poverty but is known for her colourful, cheery paintings of flowers, animals and landscape.

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Weight 0.148 kg
Dimensions 23.0 × 25.2 × 0.3 cm
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