Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis had her best year for sales in 2021. So what's driving her prices up, five decades after her death?
CBC News - Jon Tattrie - CBC News
In the past twenty years, the name Maud Lewis has skyrocketed to the forefront of the art world. Books have been written, movies have been made and Museum exhibitions have been widely held. I can only imagine that Maud, who in the 1960s sold her painted art cards for 10 cents and her paintings for $4.00 – $6.00, would be wondering what all the fuss is about. By the time Maud Lewis died in 1970, she had boldly raised her price to $10 and had sold everything she had ever painted at that amount. Unlike more established artists fifty years ago, such as the Group of Seven or Emily Carr, Maud Lewis’s paintings were always affordable to the average person and a bargain for those of means who often purchased them at her modest price.
Academy Award® nominees Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Blue Jasmine) and Ethan Hawke star in the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists. (Mongrel Media)
CBC Nova Scotia video montage of the famed Nova Scotia folk artist. She has experienced a renaissance in popular culture thanks to the film "Maudie." But what was her real life like?
Set against a background of her paintings and the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, landscapes they depict, this short documentary is a portrait of the life and work of one of Canada's foremost primitive painters, Maud Lewis. By the National Film Board of Canada.
Maud on Pinterest
There is no doubt that even though Maud lived most of her life in a small painted house, her artwork and her legacy has lived on to travel the world and lift the spirit of so many people.
Check out the exceptional Pinterest board which pulls together hundreds of photographs, articles and links which truly shows how far and wide Maud is loved.