"Black Cat With Kittens" 16x12in, dated 1982 on 2mm illustration board. Looks amazing when framed and makes a perfect gift for the Maud Lewis fan in your life! I decided to create a website to sell some of my prints and explain more about their history and direct connection to Maud Lewis.
Bill Ferguson discovered Maud Lewis in 1962, and was the only person to make arrangements with Maud and Everett and obtained the legal Copyrights to use her images to produce silk-screened reproductions. Each print is a 9 colour image, meaning 9 stencils were created and separated by colour. A highly skilled silk-screen artist would then paint on each stencil one at a time, waiting for each colour to dry before applying the next.The thick illustrations boards they are painted on, are also hand cut to size, and a spray is used to give it a finished look and added durability. A true piece of Canadian history! Please read more about the history in my website. Every print is much cheaper than galleries/auctions to ensure everyone has an opportunity to own a vintage print. BACKGROUND ON BILL FERGUSON: William Ferguson was co-owner of Ten Mile House Gallery in Bedford, Nova Scotia, and a pioneer promoter of Maud Lewis's works during the 1960's.
In the early 60's, Ferguson obtained the rights from Maud so that he could produce prints of her paintings, and provided Maud with royalties on the sale of those prints. It was his hope that the additional income would lend a higher degree of security to Maud and Everett's way of life. By 1965, Maud couldn't keep up with the demand for her paintings.
Ferguson's high quality hand cut silk screen prints were a fine alternative. Interestingly, there was a documentary on Maud done by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1965 and Bill Ferguson is featured in that documentary discussing his reasoning behind the production of these prints. They are better than any modern Maud Lewis prints currently available anywhere. May shows signs of age/imperfections.100% guaranteed to be an authentic silk screen print by Bill Ferguson. The item "Maud Lewis Vintage Handmade Silk-Screen Print by Bill Ferguson 1982 (VERY RARE)" is in sale since Saturday, July 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "maudlewis" and is located in Timberlea, Nova Scotia.
This item can be shipped worldwide.