The painting “Portrait of Eddie Barnes and Ed Murphy, Lobster Fishermen, Bay View, N.S.,” by Maud Lewis. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Maud Lewis painting found in a thrift shop sold for more than 45-thousand dollars.

A painting found in a thrift shop has sold for more than 45-thousand dollars.

The Maud Lewis work was auctioned off by the Mennonite Central Committee Ontario.

And the director of that organization says the art was sold for more than three times the 16-thousand dollars it was appraised at.

Rick Cober Bauman says the money from the auction will go to further his organization’s relief work in developing countries.

The artist lived in poverty for most of her life, and sold her paintings for two or three dollars.

Her profile recently raised again because of a biopic about her life starring Oscar-nominated actors Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins.

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The Canadian Press


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