Capturing Joy

The Story of Maud Lewis

By Jo Ellen Bogart; Mark Lang (Illustrator)
(Tundra Books (NY), Paperback, 9781770492622, 26pp.)

Publication Date: May 10, 2011

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Maud Lewis was born into a loving Nova Scotia family who accepted her physical limitations. When her parents died and she was forced to find her own way in the world, she married and set up a modest household in a small cabin. Despite the hardships she faced, she was able to find joy in her life, a joy that she expressed through her art. She painted canvases of animals, children, and her surroundings. Her art spilled over into everything from dust pans to the walls of her house. Maud Lewis died in 1970, but her wonderful, life-affirming art lives on and is treasured by people who understand and appreciate folk art all over the world.

About the Author

Mark Langlois, D.P.M. writes under the pseudonym Mark Lang. He grew up in Exeter, NH, attending its public school system. He spent many years in the U.S. Army as a helicopter mechanic and medic. While attending the University of NH, studying biochemistry, he completed R.O.T.C. He attended Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and complet-ed his residency training at the VA Medical Center in West Roxbury, Mass. He currently resides in the NH seacoast area.
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