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Photograph of a woman wearing a red winter coat and holding a painting, standing in front of colorful artwork.

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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Halifax 1747 , Nova Scotia B3J308 Recycled paper ♻

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Maud Lewis was a Canadian folk artist from Nova Scotia, who was inspired to paint by her mother. She married Everett Lewis, a fisherman in 1938. They moved into a house with no electricity and plumbing and used their residence for drawing sketches. She died in the year 1970 and her former home is now considered a landmark.

A movie called Maudie was also made of her life and work. Click here for the trailer.


Maud Lewis | Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. (n.d.). Retrieved March 3, 2019, from

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