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Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis was born in 1952. After six years in the military, Tim Lewis returned to his native Elliott County where he worked in coal, logging, and heavy equipment. He began making walking sticks in 1988 and began carving stone a year later. Lewis has worked with many types of stone including coal, but he often finds accessible material in the ditches along East Kentucky highways. He has become one of America’s best-known folk stone carvers.


Lewis has had several public art commissions, including an outdoor exhibition of folk art at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. His work is included in many private and museum collections. He was recently recognized with the 2007 Artist Award by the Folk Art Society of America.