Daughter Finds Treasure Trove Of Surrealist Paintings Hidden Under Her Mother's Bed
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Over the course of art history, a number of female artists have given up on their work and themselves far too early in their career. This was the case for the Surrealist painter Doris Lindo Lewis, who died largely unknown in 1995, leaving a treasure trove of her works hidden, of all places, under her bed.
Lewis didn't even discuss her artwork with her only daughter, Sydney Lewis Glover, which made it quite a surprise when Glover discovered a collection of museum quality artworks while cleaning out her mother's house last year. Thanks to her daughter's artful eye, Lewis' work is finally being recognized as a notable example of early female surrealist artwork. Sydney Lewis Glover alongside "Mamscape", image courtesy Erica Hirschler
Lewis was born in Costa Rica in 1909 and spent her childhood in both Jamaica and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Although she dabbled in Surrealist style artwork for a time, she later moved on to more realistic portraits, landscapes and then to abstraction. Gl
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