Native American Artist: Gordon Lewis
Art Types: Woodcarvings, Pens & Inks, Charcoal, Oil & Acrylic Paintings
(Any and all copies of original Red Roots Art are strictly prohibited)
Gordon Lewis is a self-taught Native American artist, and tribal member of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation located in central Arizona. At the young age of four, Gordon’s artistic talents were evident during his elementary years while winning numerous art awards including an award sponsored by the Phoenix Chambers of Commerce.
During the early 1970’s, Gordon was introduced to Yavapai and Apache Indian tradition by his mother, Flora Lewis, a Yavapai/Apache woman, who often listened to Apache music by the late Phillip Cassadore. His mother also influenced his desire to preserve native culture by specializing in Apache Crown dance art. Today many of Gordon’s art piece collections are owned by tribal presidents, celebrities, private and non- private art collectors on a local, national and global scale. Through the Creator’s gift of art, Gordon shares his cultural heritage for the purpose of preserving the roots of his ancestors.