Tim Holmes, American sculptor and filmmaker, was the first American artist ever invited to exhibit solo at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, where his sculptures remain on permanent exhibit.
His work has gained notice also among some of the world's peacemakers. Among Holmes' best-known collectors are Nobel prize winners Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter, along with many other international figures such as Vaclav Havel, Coretta Scott King and Mrs. Anwar Sadat. Holmes has created sculpture for many humanitarian projects such as the Physicians for Social Responsibility, PeaceLinks, Cape Town's bid for the 2004 Olympics. He created the bronze sculpture, Anima Mundi, for the United Nations Millennium Peace Prize for Women, awarded to heroines working to bridge conflicts the world over.