Maud Lewis has become a revered Canadian artist but her folk art works are now so popular that forgers have become a risk. (Above: Sandy Cove in Autumn )
The CBC has just published a fascinating piece on the risks of forgery for Lewis’s paintings, with info on the vast increases in value they have obtained. For example, Three Black Cats (above) purchased directly from Lewis for between $5 and $10 in the late 1960s sold for $22,000 in 2018. ( Read the CBC piece here.)
Also see the Art Junkie’s profile on Maud Lewis, one of the most compelling stories in Canadian art history, the tale of Lewis, her life of poverty and her marriage to fish peddler Everett Lewis.