Maud Lewis: as collected by John Risley
December 1, 2017 to May 6, 2018
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth
Curator: Sarah Fillmore
John Risley, co-founder of Clearwater Fine Foods has been collecting Maud Lewis’ work on behalf of his company for nearly 20 years. In total, the Collection holds over 200 of Maud’s paintings, including a Paintings For Sale sign which Maud placed in front of her home in Marshalltown, Nova Scotia. Never before shown publicly as a collection, 57 of those paintings will be on display at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in celebration of the work of this legendary folk artist.
Image: Maud Lewis, Lighthouse and Ferry at Cape Forchu, Yarmouth County,1960s, Oil on board 31.4 x 33.7 cm. Collection of CFFI Ventures Inc. as collected by John Risley, TL2017.180