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Renée Stewart

Renée Stewart

(b.1963) lives in Sneedville and Kodak in Hancock and Sevier Counties
Coon up a Tree, n.d.
cedar carving, 2003.4.3

Renée Stewart specializes in carving animal and human figures, including dogs, raccoons, mules, horses, ladies washing clothes and farmers in overalls. Renée learned woodcarving skills from her grandfather, Alex Stewart, a recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Renée and her brother Rick are both featured in Cogswell’s 2010 book Tradition: Tennessee Lives and Legacies.

Mare and Foal 
cedar carving, 2003.4.4