Maud Lewis (1903 – 1970) was a Canadian folk artist from Nova Scotia. Her paintings were inspired by childhood memories of the landscape and people and focused on subjects in nature and ordinary life.
Bright, pure colors are a hallmark of her paintings.
Lewis lived most of her life in poverty but remains one of Canada's best-known folk artists. Her biopic - Maudie - starred Oscar-nominated actors Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins.