Maud Lewis: a world without shadows

Canada, 1976

Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

Against a backdrop of charming paintings and the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, landscape they reflect, Maud Lewis: A World Without Shadows celebrates the life and work of one of Canada’s foremost primitive painters. Emerging from her youth crippled with arthritis, Maud Lewis escaped into her painting at the age of thirty. She had never seen a work of art and had never attended an art class but her paintings captured the simple strength, beauty and happiness of the world she saw - a world without shadows.

How to watch

This work has not been digitised and is currently unavailable to view online. It may be possible for approved reseachers to view onsite at ACMI.

Learn more about accessing our collection


In ACMI's collection



Kathleen Shannon

production company



Diane Beaudry



Production places
Production dates

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url= |title=Maud Lewis: a world without shadows |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=23 March 2023 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}