Lost Maude Lewis Painting Sold at Auction

A painting By Nova Scotia folk artist Maude Lewis that was discovered in an Ontario Thrift Shop as sold for 45-thousand-dollars at auction. The painting, titled Portrait of Eddie Barnes and Ed Murphy, Lobster Fisherman, Bay View, Nova Scotia was sold for nearly three times it’s appraised value. The painting was discovered in a bin at a thrift shop in New Hamburg, Ontario in March. Lewis lived much of her life in poverty in her one room house in Digby, suffering from severe arthritis and selling her artwork for just dollars a painting. She would achieve world wide recognition for her work only after her death in 1970.