Capturing Joy

Capturing Joy

The Story of Maud Lewis

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: Toronto, ON. : Tundra Books, 2002
ISBN: 9780887765681
Branch Call Number: JNF 759.11 BOG
Characteristics: 1 v. : col. ill. ; 24 x 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Lang, Mark


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Jun 17, 2019

After watching the biographical film, Maudie (2016), I was intrigued that although I recognized some of Maud Lewis’ artwork, I really didn’t know anything about her. Picture books are a wonderful way to introduce any child to an artist’s work. This book is very special because it includes Lewis’ background accompanied by black and white drawings by provided by illustrator, Mark Lang. The contrasting styles of Lewis and Lang create a beautiful book commemorating a remarkable folk artist.

JCLSamS May 29, 2018

This was a very sweet biography for children about the life of Maud Lewis, a folk artist from Nova Scotia who was famous for her simplistic but evocative illustrations of daily life in bright, cheery colors. Maud's husband was a fisherman in their small village and she began her painting career by selling small postcards along with the fish he caught, eventually attaining national attention for her unique works. Maud's life was covered in the award-winning film Maudie.

May 19, 2017

Je m'attendais à un livre pour adultes sur Maud Lewis. Il s'agit plutôt d'un conte pour enfants, illustré avec les tableaux de Maud Lewis.

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