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THE PAINTED HOUSE OF MAUD LEWIS: CONSERVING A FOLK ART TREASURE. Laurie Hamilton. Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, 2001. Published in association with Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9780864923349 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: For many years, Maud Lewis was one of Nova Scotia's best-loved folk painters. In the 1990s she was embraced by the rest of the country when the landmark exhibition of her work The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis travelled across Canada. By the time the tour was over, half a million people had become acquainted with her delightful work. Between 1938, when she married Everett Lewis, until her death in 1970, Maud Lewis lived in a tiny one-room house near Digby, Nova Scotia. Over the years, she painted the doors inside and out, the windowpanes, the walls and cupboards, the wallpaper, the little staircase to the sleeping loft, the woodstove, the breadbox, the dustpan, almost everything her hand touched. Her house was a joy to behold, and it became a magnet for tourists as well as a focal point in her village. In 1979, after Everett Lewis died, the Maud Lewis Painted House Society worked diligently to raise funds to acquire, preserve, and display the house as part of the cultural heritage of the area as well as a memorial to their beloved artist. In 1984, the house and its contents were purchased by the Province of Nova Scotia for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
Artist(s):Lewis, Maude
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 170937
Paperbound $19.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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