Maud Lewis

Maud Lewis

A biography of Nova Scotian painter Maud Lewis.

Author: Lance Woolaver

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ISBN: 0995001707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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, yet triumphed over all with her brilliant, colourful and happy paintings. Her husband would be murdered for his lockbox of savings taken from the sales of Maud's pictures, on New Year's Day of 1979. This book also gives a detailed account of the life of Everett Lewis and his incarceration as a child in the Digby County Poor Farm. This biography concludes that Maud Lewis, born Maud Catherine Dowley in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1901, gave birth to a daughter, Catherine Dowley, in 1928, and traces the life of Maud's daughter until her passing. Catherine's attempts to contact and be accepted by her mother, Maud Lewis, are documented. Catherine's father, Emery Allen, the love of Maud's life, abandoned Maud to the scandal of small-town life and to her increasing disabilities and loneliness. Excerpts: "This is a story written in heartbreak. It is the story of a child's wish to be accepted as a human being. It is a story of murder, poverty and treasure. It is the story of the worth of art in the struggle against pain. This is a story of broken families, of lonely lives, of a lost love and abandonment. It is a story of murder and a lockbox treasure. It is the story of a man who made a woman pay for his own frailties. All must be taken together. They belong to each other." "Many of the famous of our time - the actor Peter Falk, Premier Robert L. Stanfield, the actor Judy Dench - would come to admire Maud's pictures. Her pictures cheered them up. As with many, however, who came to visit with Maud in her crooked little house, these famous would never know the strange secrets of this difficult life. Lance Woolaver, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 2016
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Christmas with Maud Lewis

Christmas with Maud Lewis

Originally issued in 1997 and now available in this updated edition, Christmas with Maud Lewis paints a portrait of how this spirited woman celebrated the season in her life and art.

Author: Lance Woolaver

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ISBN: 1773100602

Category: Art

Page: 116

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20 years after its first publication, the book that charmed them all is back in print in a hardcover gift edition. Maud Lewis has become one of Canada's favourite folk artists, and her buoyant winter pictures of nature, pets, farm animals, and people at work and play are among her most charming. Her hands were twisted with arthritis, but Maud earned her living by painting Christmas cards and pictures and selling them from her tiny, gaily painted one-room house beside the highway near Digby, Nova Scotia. Originally issued in 1997 and now available in this updated edition, Christmas with Maud Lewispaints a portrait of how this spirited woman celebrated the season in her life and art. Maud's vision of Christmas embraces skaters sliding every which way, passengers leaning over the box of a horse-drawn sleigh, smiling oxen in their best harness, and bluebirds beside their snow-covered house. The paintings in Christmas with Maud Lewis are from the large collection of the Woolaver family.
Categories: Art

Quill Quire

Quill   Quire

31 THE BEST OF FALL FROM NORTHSTONE THE HEART OF CONFLICT
COLLECTION OF THE BEAVERBROOK ART ... The Heart on the Door : A
Biography of Maud Lewis ( $ 24.95 pa . , Oct. ) , by author and playwright Lance
Woolaver ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556035745504

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The Golden Door

The Golden Door

Annie Belle and Maud Lewis were the names of the girls with whom the youth fell
in love. They are both pretty, and charming enough to cause cupid's darts to enter
the heart of men more sedate than a 19-year-old boy. Annie's principal charm ...

Author: A.A. Gill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297858652

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Britain's most readable journalist takes on his biggest challenge - America. Where were you when John F. Kennedy was shot? Today the answer more often than not is going to be 'not born'. You have to be some way past 45 to know where you were when Kennedy was shot in Dallas in 1963. A generation later, you could ask the same question about the World Trade Centre. Where were you when the plane hit the twin towers on 11 September 2001? But this book is about what happened between those two moments. The world's perception of America changed between those two waves. A.A. Gill's book is about the things he's always found admirable and optimistic about the United States and its citizens. Two of the happiest times of his life were spent living in New York and the mountains of Kentucky. The contrast between the two couldn't have been more complicated and different. The America he found was contradictory and elusive, not the simpletons' place he'd been led to believe. It was still a list of raw ingredients rather than the old stew of Europe. Now A.A. Gill takes another look at the America he knew in the 1970s, a place that seemed to hold promise, practical energy and a plan for the future. How did it become the political magnetic north, against which the liberal intellectuals from the rest of the world set their opinions? Why is it so easily mocked, so comprehensively blamed, so thoughtlessly hated? This book is a collection of linked essays based around places that will open up truths and mythologies about America and Americans. The theme of his journey will be searching for 'the home of'. Every other small town in America boasts on its Welcome sign that it is the home of something or other: a mountain, a mine, peaches, spotted pigs, a president, the world's biggest ball of string, barbecues, the deepest hole. So that's where A.A. Gill starts, going to find the home of everything.
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Brighten the Corner Where You Are

Brighten the Corner Where You Are

In this bittersweet novel inspired by the life of Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis, master storyteller Carol Bruneau gives voice to the artist, allowing her to speak from beyond the grave, freed from the stigmas of gender, poverty and ...

Author: Carol Bruneau

Publisher: Vagrant Press

ISBN: 1771088834

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Page: 352

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In this bittersweet novel inspired by the life of Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis, master storyteller Carol Bruneau gives voice to the artist, allowing her to speak from beyond the grave, freed from the stigmas of gender, poverty and disability that marked her life and shaped her art.
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To America with Love

To America with Love

Annie Belle and Maud Lewis were the names of the girls with whom the youth fell
in love. They are both pretty, and charming enough to cause cupid's darts to enter
the heart of men more sedate than a ... When a news reporter called on the
maidens yesterday, Ms. Lewis gravely opened the door asking, are you a
detective?

Author: A.A. Gill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416596219

Category: History

Page: 235

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Presents a tribute to America that traces the history and logic of the nation's habits while sharing illuminating anecdotes reflecting the nation's diverse culture as experienced by everyday people.
Categories: History

The Rough Guide to Canada

The Rough Guide to Canada

doors, a remnant of the 1917 Halifax Explosion. ... Floor 1 of Gallery South
contains a delightful section devoted to the Nova Scotian artist Maud Lewis (1903
—70). ... waterfront From the art gallery, it's a short stroll north along Bedford Row
to Water Street and the waterfront beyond, once at the heart of Halifax
commercial life ...

Author: Tim Jepson

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781405387439

Category: Travel

Page: 992

View: 330

The Rough Guide to Canada is the ultimate travel guide to this staggeringly beautiful country with detailed coverage of all the top attractions. Inspired by stunning colour photography and insightful background information, discover both the urban and the wild with expert guidance on exploring everything from the glistening skyscrapers of Toronto, the restaurants of Montreal and the laid-back ambience of Vancouver, to the spectacular Niagra falls and the rolling plains of the Prairies. You'll find specialist information on a host of outdoor activities including winter sports in the Rockies, trekking through the Northwest Territories, and wildlife spotting in the country's great wilderness, complimented with full-colour sections on the National Parks and Skiing and Snowboarding. Choose what to see and do whilst relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. Explore every corner of this stunning country with clear maps and expert background on everything from sea cliffs and tidal bores in the Bay of Fundy to the walled Old Town in Qu�bec City. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Canada.
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Duffy s Hibernian Magazine

Duffy s Hibernian Magazine

I shall know sooner than Maud ; do you know I think Maud is not very happy ; she
is better at home . ” “ Why do you ... Ineffable sadness , unspeakable pity , took
hold of me , I held her close to my heart— I could not speak ; the prayer that was
in my heart was voiceless . ... When I heard the wheels , I went to the door ; my
limbs almost failed , but not quite . ... When I reached the door , Lewis was
standing ...

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ISBN: CHI:79247831

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Emigrant Fathers Native Sons

Emigrant Fathers  Native Sons

Maude Shane & Thomas McKinley 1886 - 1951 1880 - 1957 Maude , Martin ' s
only daughter married Thomas McKinley in ... He died of a heart attack at the
stable door at 57 yrs . of age . ... Lewis succumbed to his heart condition in 1979 .

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ISBN: WISC:89062914627

Category: Ireland

Page: 332

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Categories: Ireland

The London Journal

The London Journal

Madge stood by the door , waiting till stood , still harnessed to their wagonnettes ;
at the other " Maude , are you sleepy ? ... they looked first at the pretty know when
we are snugly settled and about to boar a hearts , and the hysteric sobbing of ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951000746314N

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Story Song and Sermon with an Autobiographical Sketch

Story  Song and Sermon with an Autobiographical Sketch

That night his men went to their homes morally toned up , and very few passed
through the doors of those veritable devil ' s ... at the Bolton ' s on the following
Monday , which had its first inciting cause in the heart of Jennie ' s bosom friend .
The thoughtfulness of Maude Lewis brought forth a rich harvest of Christmas joy .

Author: Abiel Holmes Wright

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ISBN: NYPL:33433074793443

Category: Authors, American

Page: 271

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Categories: Authors, American

Santa s Library 400 Christmas Novels Stories Poems Carols Legends

Santa s Library  400  Christmas Novels  Stories  Poems  Carols   Legends

... Martin Luther, Walter Scott, J. M. Barrie, Anthony Trollope, Brothers Grimm, L.
Frank Baum, Lucy Maud Montgomery, George ... Edgar Wallace, Georg Schuster,
Harrison S. Morris, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Matilda Betham Edwards, Angelo J.
Lewis, ... like me, you have met with disappointment; but, comrades, be not of
faint heart: Door, there's none that shall not ope; Path, there's none that shall not
clear.

Author: O. Henry

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664125873

Category: Fiction

Page: 10534

View: 550

This eBook collection has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) Silent Night The Night After Christmas The Child Born at Bethlehem The Adoration of the Shepherds The Visit of the Wise Men As Joseph Was A-Walking The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Twelve Days of Christmas The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) The Christmas Angel (A. Brown) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Little Match Girl The Elves and the Shoemaker Mother Holle The Star Talers Snow-White…
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Pick me up

Pick me up

There was a youth who'd of her read , And in his heart enshrined her ; And so ,
one day , he vowed and said , By gum ... he had met what the suburban youth in
love with one of the girls next door calls his Fate . ... After talking to Mr. Lewis
Waller played the young man with a sullen ferocity that wasn't very pleasing ,
though it may ... Mr. Cyril Maude had a splendid part , a first - 38 [ OCTOBER 15 ,
1892 .

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059172131841170

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Der kleine Prinz

Der kleine Prinz

The little prince discovers the secrets of friendship while traveling throughout the universe.

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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ISBN: OCLC:1136145221

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Page: 68

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The little prince discovers the secrets of friendship while traveling throughout the universe.
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The London Journal and Weekly Record of Literature Science and Art

The London Journal  and Weekly Record of Literature  Science  and Art

Sbe opens the door , walks quickly down the in the course of an hour . mind
being alone a little longer , and get one of our long ... HARRIET LEWIS . clothed
bim in the garb of a soldier of the guards and her as she sits alone here , her
bands clasped around Author of ... How Frank's heart bounded at the sight of her
! so powerfully to this wild girl's imagination — that has had believed Lady Maud
dead .

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ISBN: CHI:79265822

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Wide Awake

Wide Awake

Miss Bess carried me up the steps and up an elegant stairway , then opened the
door into her room which was beautifully furnished . ... But my heart is nearly
broken to think that Maud was married to that awful boy who made butcher's meat
of my companions fifteen years ago . ... Clara Clement , Helen Nugent , Frank
Lewis , Warren C. DeLong , Horace M. Eastman , Barny F. Reese , Mamie Kemp ,
and ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433096102128

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Consequences

Consequences

More and more convinced that Lewis's senses were wandering , the father , in
great distress , rose to humour him , opened the heavy doors of the adjacent
rooms , to close ... Do you really need to be told that Maude Woldham never
loved Charles Hillyard ; that , although she once may have loved Lewis Kerr , the
man who has won her heart — who holds it now - is no other than Colonel
Fargus himself ?

Author: Egerton Castle

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ISBN: UIUC:30112041670792

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Harper s Magazine

Harper s Magazine

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin
Wells ... And this partnership betwixt us to ley , one night as they left the stage -
door of the continue , fast bind fast find , for five years . ... It was brought forward
that was the name under which poor Vine was little by little ; and little by little the
clay was hiding : Maude Montmorency . ... for sore temptations both together
equal to four times what we ' re getenter by that road when the heart is fallow ting
now .

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ISBN: UOM:39015056090437

Category: Literature

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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.
Categories: Literature

The Knickerbocker

The Knickerbocker

Or, New-York Monthly Magazine Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, John
Holmes Agnew, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan ... woman in the wide world could
fill the and sank wearily upon his narrow vacant place in his heart , and that one
couch . he ... one year be- that he had always loved her , and with fore , he had
said to Maud Hillton that him , to decide was to act . ... When he awoke from and
rose to shut the creaking door . what seemed a long , troubled dream , he Then
he saw ...

Author: Charles Fenno Hoffman

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ISBN: MINN:31951000884371Q

Category: American periodicals

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Categories: American periodicals