Hello and welcome to Stanley C Lewis’s website over the next few weeks we intend to show case  Stanley’s paintings, sketchbooks, illustrations and many video films of Stanley talking about his life’s work. Stanley was a Welsh artist and was born in 1905 in Cardiff, South Wales.  He died in 2009 when he was 103 years old.  He was married to Min Lewis the Welsh Author.  He was a prolific artist, and right up to the week of his death he was working on his many projects, the main one was his first and only major exhibition of his life’s work.  He worked closely with his agent Paul Liss and his daughter Jennifer Heywood.  Drawings and paintings that had been stored for decades in damp rooms, were professionally restored.  Stanley’s incredible memory helped to record the history of each painting and drawing, and these were recorded in a beautiful catalogue called  ‘Stanley Lewis’. Sadly Stanley died at 9pm on the 9th day of September 2009, so he never attended his first every exhibition which was held at The Cecil Higgins Museum in Bedforshire in 2010.  It was an enormous success.   Stanley lived at Little Oak in Saddleworth from 2003 to 2009.  During this time he self published the 2nd Edition of his late wife’s book ‘Laugharne and Dylan Thomas’ and he added 80 extra drawings and a dedication to Min.  This book Stanley was launched at The Brown’s Hotel in Laugharne in 2004. The following year he self published another book called ‘Adventures in Animal Town’. This book consisted of 26 children’s stories which appeared in The South Wales Evening Post in the late 1940s and 1950s. Min wrote the stories and Stanley illustrated them and they appeared regularly in the newspaper, and were highly regarded.  In 2008 Stanley began writing about his life in the Army during the 2nd World War.  He fished out his numerous sketchbooks which consisted on drawings from his time in an Army Camp.  He wrote about each of the drawings.

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