Shevis, William (1914 - 2010)

Genre: Non-Fiction

Noted Maine artist, William Allen Shevis, wrote and illustrated several books about his adventures wintering in Mexico. Born in Ireland in 1914, Shevis moved to Massachusetts as a boy. He was a a founding member of Maine Coast Craftsmen, Maine Coast Artists, Haystack Mountain Craft School and Maine Art Gallery. He lectured on art and his works were displayed across the country.

Selected Bibliography

  • Stell's dream house (1994)
  • Dancing on the mountain: tales from Oaxaca (1996)
  • Sailing to an island: text and drawings (1996)
  • La niņa roja and the twenty burros : story and illustrations (1996)
  • Stumbling into Maine and staying(2000)
  • A first-hand account of the beginning of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in the kingdom of Liberty, Maine (2002)
  • Here's Frank, Captain Swift ; and, A visit to Monhegan (2005)