Book recommendations for a Maud Lewis lover
November 11, 2016 6:04 AM   Subscribe

For Christmas, my husband and I would like to get my mother-in-law a book about an artist (ideally, a painter) similar to the Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis. What are some books about similarly inspirational painters or interesting artists with touching, uplifting stories?

The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis is one of my MIL's favourite books of all time. She enjoyed reading about the artist's life as much as she enjoys the artwork. I think my MIL has a special affinity for Lewis because she’s also a painter herself.

A newer book might be a slightly safer bet, since there'd be less chance that she'll already have read it, but we're also open to doing some covert investigations via my father-in-law, so recommendations for older books with great inspirational stories are also very welcome.

Thanks for your help!
posted by Asterism to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'd recommend a book about the American painter Grandma Moses.

For example: this one by Karal Ann Marling.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 11:39 AM on November 11, 2016

There is a new (2016) movie out called Maudie. Perhaps you could buy her a video of that when they become available.
posted by mbarryf at 6:14 AM on November 12, 2016

Also, look at the Nova Scotia Gallery of Art Shop. It has a variety of Maude Lewis things.
posted by mbarryf at 6:17 AM on November 12, 2016

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