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Maud Lewis

1903 - 1970

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Maud Kathleen Lewis (née Dowley; March 7, 1903 – July 30, 1970) was a Canadian folk artist from Nova Scotia. She lived most of her life in poverty in a small house in Marshalltown, Nova Scotia. She achieved national recognition in 1964 and 1965 for her cheerful paintings of landscapes, animals and flowers, which offer a nostalgic and optimistic vision of her native province. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maud Lewis has received more than 2,349,840 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Maud Lewis is the 417th most popular painter (down from 219th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Canada (down from 25th in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Painter.

Maud Lewis is most famous for her paintings of scenes from her life in Nova Scotia.

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Among painters, Maud Lewis ranks 417 out of 1,421Before her are Giovanni Segantini, Cristofano Allori, Cosimo Tura, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Albert Marquet, and André Lhote. After her are Alessandro Allori, Hans Makart, Jean-Étienne Liotard, Tom of Finland, Carlo Levi, and Lyubov Popova.

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Among people born in 1903, Maud Lewis ranks 64Before her are Waldemar Hoven, Erskine Caldwell, Giulio Natta, Raymond Radiguet, Maria Reiche, and Aleksei N. Leontiev. After her are Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, Abul A'la Maududi, Ernest Walton, Fritz Bauer, Alonzo Church, and Louis Leakey. Among people deceased in 1970, Maud Lewis ranks 53Before her are Lev Kuleshov, B. H. Liddell Hart, Percy Spencer, Barnett Newman, Jean Giono, and Elsa Triolet. After her are Pedro Cea, Erich Heckel, Leslie Groves, Marie-Pierre Kœnig, Elyesa Bazna, and Nikolay Shvernik.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Maud Lewis ranks 59 out of 1,350Before her are Ralph M. Steinman (1943), James Randi (1928), Donald O. Hebb (1904), William Vickrey (1914), Pamela Anderson (1967), and Glenn Ford (1916). After her are Ryan Gosling (1980), Mack Sennett (1880), John Candy (1950), Sidney Altman (1939), Mike Myers (1963), and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (1943).

Among PAINTERS In Canada

Among painters born in Canada, Maud Lewis ranks 1After her are Emily Carr (1871), Jeff Wall (1946), Agnes Martin (1912), Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923), Philip Guston (1913), John McCrae (1872), Tom Thomson (1877), Rob Gonsalves (1959), and Maurice Prendergast (1858).