Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis

Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis

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Overview

Maud Lewis was born into a loving Nova Scotia family who accepted her physical limitations. 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. Despite the hardships she faced, she was able to find joy in her life, a joy that 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770492622
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 05/10/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 542,021
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jo Ellen Bogart is the author of many best-selling children’s books, including Malcolm’s Runaway Soap, Daniel’s Dogs, and Gifts. Born in Houston, Texas, she lives in a pet-filled home in Guelph, Ontario.

Mark Lang is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Village Voice, and other publications. He has twice collaborated with author Joan Bodger on the children’s book, The Forest Family, and the travelogue, How the Heather Looks. Mark Lang lives with his family in Montreal.

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ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: I'm a fan of picture book biographies and Maud Lewis is a favourite Canadian artist of mine.Maud Lewis is a Canadian folk artist from Nova Scotia. She is often known as what is commonly called an "outsider" artist as she painted for the pure joy of it, on anything she got her hands on, despite her physical limitations, without any formal training and though she did sell her paintings it was more because the buyers sought her out than she sought to find buyers. This is a lovely little biography with just enough information to give anyone a brief introduction to Maud Lewis' life and artwork. For the majority of the book every right-hand side page includes a photographic reproduction of one of Maud's paintings giving a well rounded look at several of her styles and themes. An entertaining book that could easily cause an older reader to want to explore Maud's work and life in greater length and detail. A great addition to shelves on Canadian artists.