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The Embassy of Canada is pleased to present an exhibition commemorating the opening at cinemas in Japan of Maudie, a film about the life of Nova Scotia painter Maud Lewis (1903-1970). The exhibition will include reproductions of her paintings, objects used in the film, a canister she decorated with floral paintings, and more.

After the death of her parents, Maud Dowley lived with an aunt before marrying Everett Lewis, a fish peddler. Her painting first attracted attention when her husband began selling postcards painted by his wife to his customers along with their fish. As Maud’s juvenile rheumatoid arthritis worsened, Everett took over the housework while Maud supplemented their income by selling paintings. Her colourful renderings of landscapes, birds and flowers eventually won recognition and were featured in magazines and on television, leading to a commission from U.S. President Richard Nixon. Even so, Maud and Everett lived till their deaths in a simple one room cabin without gas or electricity. In 1984, the small cabin with Maud’s painting on the doors and walls became part of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. This exhibition will offer visitors a rare opportunity to familiarize themselves with the life and work of a remarkable Canadian artist.



from February 01, 2018 to March 13, 2018


Maud Lewis



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