Canadian artistDied when: 67 years 145 days (808 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
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.
Several books, plays and films have been produced about her.She remains one of Canada's most celebrated folk artists.Her works are displayed at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, as well as her restored house, whose walls she adorned with her art.