Art Brokerage: Tim Lewis American Folk Artist: b. 1952. Tim Lewis, born 1952 is known as one of the best self-taught stone carvers in the nation. Working in sandstone, some of which is salvaged from chimneys of burned down houses, Lewis creates Biblical subjects, animals, and other figures. He has held a number of jobs including operating heavy equipment at a strip mine, farming, logging for a sawmill, and driving trucks for a coal company. When he was injured in a crash on a mountain road, Lewis took up carving walking sticks and then decided to try his hand at carving stone. In October 2007, the Folk Art Society of America recognized Lewis with their Artist of the Year Award. Works by Lewis are included in many private and museum collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Mennello Museum in Orlando, FL; the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, OH; and the Kentucky Folk Art Center in Morehead, KY. He was commissioned to produce a permanent installation for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.