Maud Lewis: The Heart on the Door by Lance Woolaver
Maud Lewis: The Heart on the Door is the first full-length biography of Maud Lewis (1901-1970), the famous Nova Scotia folk artist. It includes detailed accounts of her disabilities, including a childhood battle with the juvenile rheumatoid arthritis which twisted her hands and joints. Despite this deepening and painful affliction she completed and sold thousands of bright pictures and Christmas cards from her little one-room house in Marshalltown, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Throughout her marriage to the illiterate Poor Farm watchman, Everett Lewis, she suffered from poverty and loneliness.
About the Author
Lance Gerard Woolaver is a Canadian author, poet, playwright and director, whose works include World Without Shadows, Lord Strange, and Portia White:First You Dream". He was educated at Acadia and Dalhousie universities and the Sorbonne.
- Publisher: Spencer Books, 2016
- 492 pages, softcover