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The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis

Bob Brooks Lance Woolaver

112 pages
Nimbus Publishing

Maud Lewis (1903-1970) was recognized and revered in her own lifetime. She offered her endearing images to the passing world through her roadside sign, "Paintings for Sale," and was rewarded by the enthusiastic response she received from both the community and tourists as well as from art collectors.

The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis is an invitation to share once again with the world the perceptions of this celebrated Nova Scotia folk artist in prose, photographs, and reproductions of her works.

Author Bio
Bob Brooks, MPA, one of Canada's finest photojournalists first met Maud Lewis in 1965 on a photo assignment for The Toronto Star Weekly. His images have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Maclean's, National Geographic, and Paris Match. A veteran of countless international assignments, Brooks has recieved over 70 international and Canadian awards, and is an original member of the Yarmouth County Museum and the Public Archives of Nova Scotia. Bob resides in Halifax with his wife Marion.

Lance Woolaver is an author, playwright, and director who has published several works about Maud Lewis, including The Christmas with Maud Lewis and The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis, as well as the play World Without Shadows.