Lee Roy Joshua is a cousin of the internationally renowned painter Jerome Tiger. Lee's brother Edmond Joshua, Jr. is also a renowned Indian artist. when Jerome Tiger died in 1967, his mother expressed her wish that someone in the family would continue Jerome's work of artistically recording the Creek & Seminole cultures. Lee was thus inspired to become more serious about his own artwork & pursue a career as a painter.
Lee works in watercolor, tempera & prints. Lee has exhibited in numerous Museums & Art shows including the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK), the All American Indian Days (Sheridan, WY), the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonials (Gallup, NM), the Trail of Tears Art Show at the Cherokee National Museum (Tahlequah, OK), the Creek Indian Council House & Museum (Oklmulgee, OK), the Seminole Nation Museum (Wewoka, OK) & the Oklahoma Historical Society Museum (Oklahoma City, OK). In 1992, Lee participated in the Franco-American Institute Exhibit in Rennes, France.
Lee has won numerous awards for his artwork at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market (Phoenix, AZ), the Scottsdale National Indian Art Exhibition (Scottsdale, AZ) & the Five civilized Tribes Museum (Muskogee, OK). Lee has been honored as an Artist of the Month at the Governor's Gallery in the Oklahoma State capitol (Oklahoma City, OK). Lee's artwork is featured in numerous private & public art collections such as The Heritage Center, Inc. Collection (Pine Ridge, SD).
Lee died in October of 2001, but his many paintings will always be a reminder of Lee's talent