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Trail of Tears

Jerome Richard Tiger _ Trail Of Tears
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     Please note that the Jerome Tiger print of the "Trail of Tears" Limited Edition of 1500 Print with overall size of 16 w x 13.5 h has a light crimp that extends slightly into the image area. A 20% discount has been applied to the price of the last Jerome Tiger print of the "Trail of Tears" because of this. You may order this print in confidence knowing that a full refund of the price is available on all of our prints that are returnded in the original condition sent (Please reference our Shipping and Return Policy located at the bottom of any website page).
 
 
Artist: 
Tribe(s)/Pueblo(s): 
Creek Seminole
Copyright: 
1983 Peggy Tiger
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Image Size: 
16 w x 13.5 h
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Hawk, Jonny

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Biography:
 
     Jonny Hawk is a Creek/Seminole artist, who lives in Oklahoma City. Jonny attended the Oklahoma State University School of Technology in Okmulgee, OK. He works in acrylic, watercolor & prints. Jonny has exhibited his artwork & won numerous awards at the Cherokee National Museum, the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, the Heard Museum, the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonials, the All-Oklahoma Indian Artists Invitational at the Oklahoma Art Center Gallery, the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Indian Health Care Resource Center's Tallasi Winter Festival (Tulsa, OK) & the Five State Regional National watercolor show (Oakland, CA). Jonny Hawk also participated in the Franco-American Institute Exhibit in Rennes, France.
 
 
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Stroud, Virginia

Virginia Stroud
Place of Birth: 
Madera, CA

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Biography:
 
     Virginia Stroud's mother died when she was eleven years old. Virginia moved to Muskogee, OK to live with her sister, who encouraged Virginia to study the heritage of all Indian tribes, especially her own. Virginia sold her first painting at the age of thirteen. Impressed by Virginia's artistlc ability, Dick West made the young girl his assistant.
     In 1969, Virginia was named Miss Cherokee Tribal Princess. In 1970, Virginia was named Miss National congress of American Indians. Also in 1970, Virginia was named "Youth of the Year" by the World Congress of the Boy Scouts of America. In 1971, Virginia was named Miss Indian America XVII. Virginia has worked as a teacher, lecturer, consultant & artist.
     Virginia studied art at Bacone College (Muskogee, OK) & subsequently at the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) under Dick West. Virginia credits Dick West as a major influence to her work. Virginia also studied art under Ahmed Moghbel. Virginia works in tempera, gouache & prints.
     Using a modification of the pictographic style of 19th century ledger drawings, Virginia considers herself a visual orator & aims to show that the historical Indian culture survives in contemporary society. Virginia says, "I want people to look back at my work just like today we look back at the ledger drawings to see how it was then. I'm working 100 years after those people & saying this is how we still do it ... we still have our traditions."
     Virginia has exhibited extensively & won numerous awards at the American Indian Exposition (Anadarko, OK), the competitive show at the Five civilized Tribes Museum (Muskogee, OK), the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History & Art (Tulsa, OK), the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market (Phoenix, AZ), the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonials (Gallup, NM), the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK) & the Southwestern Association on Indian Affairs, Inc. at Indian Market (Santa Fe, NM). Virginia has also exhibited at the Albuquerque Museum (Albuquerque, NM), the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wild Life Sanctuary (McKinney, TX), the Mayfest International Festival (Winston-Salem, NC), the All-Oklahoma Indian Artists Invitational show at the Oklahoma Art Center Gallery (Oklahoma City, OK), the San Diego Museum of Man (San Diego, CA), the Santa Fe Festival of the Arts (Santa Fe, NM), the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of A~t at the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) & the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian (Santa Fe, NM).
     In 1982, Virginia was named the Artist of the Year at the American Indian & Cowboy Artists National Western Art Exhibition (San Dimas, CA). Virginia has been honored with solo art shows at the Southwest Plains Indian Museum & Craft Center (Anadarko, OK) & two solo shows at the Cherokee National Museum (Tahlequah, OK), including a Retrospective Exhibition in 1983. At this exhibition, Virginia announced that it would be her last show, that in the future she would concentrate on writing & illustrating children's books about Native Americans. Virginia indeed subsequently wrote & illustrated several children's books, but lucky for us, Virginia continues to exhibit her artwork today.
     In 1984-1985, Virginia participated in the Indianischer Kunstler Exhibition tour organized by the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK). In 1986, Virginia Stroud was designated a Master Artist by the Five Civilized Tribes Museum (Muskogee, OK). In 1987, Ralph Oliver designated Virginia's paintings "as one of the best investments in Indian Art". Numerous private & public art collections feature artwork by Virginia stroud, including the Millicent Rogers Museum (Taos, NM), the Thomas Gilcrease Institute'of American History & Art (Tulsa, OK) & the Philbrook, Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK).
 
 
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Beaver, Fred

Date of Birth: 
July 2, 1911
Place of Birth: 
Eufaula, OK.
Date of Death: 
August 18,1980

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Biography:
 
     Fred Beaver was born to Annie Johnson & Willie Beaver on July 2, 1911 in Eufaula, OK. His grand father Itshaus Micco, a subchief of Okfuskee town group in Alabama, moved his people to what is now Eufaula, OK. After graduating from Eufaula High School in 1931, Fred studied at Bacone College & Haskell Indian School. During World War II, Fred.served in Italy in the u.s. Army Air Corp. In 1944, Fred received private instruction in art & voice in Italy. His early interests were in music & athletics, but in 1945 Fred began painting as a hobby.
     Fred subsequently worked full-time as a clerk & interpreter with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Field Service. He concurrently painted at night, achieving a distinguished record entering & winning numerous awards in every major Indian art competltion. In 1960, Fred retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to become a full-time artist. Although a Creek Indian, Fred is best known for his paintings of Seminole Indian life. Fred said he painted Seminole subjects because he wanted to be different. Fred worked in Gouache & Prints. Fred Beaver died on August 18, 1980 in Muskogee, OK.
 
Awards:

     Fred exhibited his artwork extensively & won numerous awards at the All-American Indian Days (Sheridan, WY), the Hastings (NE) college Art Center, the American Indian Exposition (Anadarko, OK), the Arizona State Museum (Tucson AZ), the Bacone college McCombs Gallery (Muskogee, OK), the Bismark National Indian Art Show (ND), the Denver  Art Museum (CO), the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ), the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, the Oklahoma Historical Society Museum (Oklahoma City, OK), the Hampton University (VA), the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonials (Gallup, NM), the Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha, NE), the Kewaunee County Museum (WI), the Laguna Gloria Art Museum (Austin, TX), the Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts (KY), the American Indian painting competition at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (CA) M.H. De Young Memorial Museum, the Marion Koogler MCNay Art Museum (san Antonio, TX), the Museum of New Mexico (santa Fe), the Oklahoma Museum of Art (Oklahoma City, OK), the Philbrook Art Center (Tulsa, OK), the Paint Bronze & Stone exhibit at the Kendall College Mitchell Indian Museum (Evanston, IL), the Harvard University Peabody Museum (Cambridge, MA), the Scottsdale (AZ) National Indian Art Exhibition, the Southern Plains Indian Museum & Crafts Center (Anadarko, OK), the Southwestern Association on Indian Affairs Inc. Indian Market (santa Fe, NM), the University of West Virginia (Morgantown, WV), the Old Cowboy Museum's Willow Tree Festival (Gorden, NE), & the U.S. Department of Interior's First Annual Invitational Exhibition of American Indian paintings & the U.S. Department of State's contemporary American Indian Art exhibit (Washington, D.C.).
     Fred was given numerous special or solo Exhibitions at the Denver Art Museum, "the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History & Art (Tulsa, OK), the Joslyn Art Museum, the Philbrook Art Center & the Southern Plains Indian Museum & Craft Center.
     Fred participated in numerous touring exhibitions including the Amarillo (TX) Art Center's Native American painting exhibit, the Oregon State university's contemporary Indian Art Invitational exhibit, the Heard Museum's Shared visions: Native American painters & sculptors in the Twentieth Century exhibit, the Joslyn Art Museum's Native American paintings exhibit & the Philbrook Museum of Art's American Indian paintings from the Permanent Collection exhibit & its Indianischer Kunstler touring exhibit of west Germany.
     Fred was awarded commissions for Murals for the Thunderbird Restaurant & Motel (Oklahoma City, OK) & the Seminole Arts & Crafts Center (West Hollywood, FL). In 1965, Fred was commissioned to restore Acee Blue Eagle's murals at the Coalgate (OK) Post Office. Fred was commissioned for a painting by the State of Oklahoma for the Governor's Art Gallery. Fred was commissioned by the Oklahoma Republican Committee for a painting to be presented to President Eisenhower. In 1976, Fred received a commission from the Franklin Mint for three medallions for the United States Bicentinnial celebration.
     Fred's artwork is featured in numerous private & public art collections, including the Roswell (NM) Museum & Art Center, the university of Nebraska Center for Great Plains Studies (Lincoln, NE), the Carnegie Library (Ardmore, OK), the Denver Art Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum (Indianapolis, IN), the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History & Art, the Red Cloud
Indian School Inc. collection, the BOY scouts of America Kiva Museum of the Koshare Indians (La Junta, CO), the Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff), the Oklahoma State Art collection (Oklahoma City), the Philbrook Museum of Art, the stephen A. Foster Memorial (White Springs, FL), the Woolaroc Museum (Bartlesville, OK) & the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian, the U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Arts & crafts Board & the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service Collection (Washington, D.C.).
     Fred received numerous honors during his career, including the outstanding Oklahoman of the Year in 1976, the outstanding Indian of the Year'in 1979 & the McIntosh county (OK) Distinguished citizen Award in 1980. Fred was also awarded the Waite phillips Trophy by the Philbrook Art Center. In 1973, Fred was designated a Master Artist by the Five civilized Tribes Museum. The Five Civilized Tribes Museum dedicated its third Master's Exhibition in Fred Beaver's memory.
 
 
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Joshua, Lee

Lee Roy Joshua
Place of Birth: 
Holdenville, OK
Date of Death: 
October of 2001

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Biography:
 
     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
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Tiger, Jerome Richard

Jerome Richard Tiger
Date of Birth: 
July 8, 1941
Place of Birth: 
Tahlequah, OK.
Date of Death: 
August 13, 1967

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Biography:
 
     Jerome Richard Tiger was a high school dropout, a street & prizefighter, laborer, sculptor & painter. Jerome is the brother of Johnny Tiger Jr. & a cousin of Jon Tiger, Lee Roy Joshua & Edmond Joshua, Jr., all prominent Indian artists. Jerome is the father of Dana Tiger, Jerome Christopher "Chris" Tiger & Lisa Tiger, all prominent Indian artists. Jerome made his home in Muskogee, OK.
     Jerome began to paint "Indian style" in 1962. Nettie Wheeler of Muskogee, OK, recognized Jerome's talent & encouraged him in his artistic endeavors. Nettie worked tirelessly on his behalf throughout the country. Jerome submitted his early work to the 1962 Philbrook Art Center's Annual Indian Art Exhibition. Jeanne Snodgrass, the Philbrook Art Center's curator of Indian Art, invited Jerome to have his first major exhibition at the Center. Nearly all of Jerome's paintings sold on the opening night. Jerome was asked to produce more paintings to replace those sold. Before the close of the exhibition, Jerome had replaced his paintings twice.
     Tragically, Jerome died of an apparently unintentional self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head at 26 years of age. Jerome left behind a unique view of his Indian heritage & a remarkable legacy of beautiful artwork. Jerome worked in oil, watercolor, tempera, casein, pencil, & pen & ink.
     Jerome exhibited & won numerous awards for his artwork at the All-American Indian Days (Sheridan, WY), the Museum of New Mexico (Santa Fe, NM), the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonials (Gallup, NM), the Philbrook Art Center (Tulsa, OK), the Scottsdale National Indian Art Exhibition (Scottsdale, AZ) & the National Exhibition of American Indian Art (Oakland, CA). Jerome had solo art shows at the Cherokee National Museum (Tahlequah, OK), the Five Civilized Tribes Museum (Muskogee, OK), the Philbrook Art Center (Tulsa, OK), the Muskogee Public Library (Muskogee, OK) & the Ft. Smith Art Center (Ft. Smith, AR). Jerome also exhibited his artwork at the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History & Art (Tulsa, OK), the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ), the Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), the Oklahoma Historical Society Museum (Oklahoma City, OK), the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum (San Antonio, TX), the Oklahoma Museum of Art (Oklahoma City, OK), All-Oklahoma Indian Artists Invitational at the Oklahoma Art Center Gallery (Oklahoma City, OK) & the Marymount College (Tarrytown, NY). Jerome was awarded a mural commission at Calhoun's Department store in Muskogee, OK. In 1964-1965, Jerome participated in the United States Dept. of the Interior's First Annual Invitational Exhibition of American Indian paintings (Washington, D.C.).
     Jerome's artwork was posthumously included in the following exhibits & tours: the Native American paintings/Mid-America Arts Alliance project exhibit & tour organized by the Joslyn Art Museum in 1979-1980, the Native American painting exhibit & tour organized by the Amarillo Art Center (Amarillo, TX) in 1981-1983, the Indianischer Kunstler exhibit & tour of West Germany organized by the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tu1sa, OK) in 1984-1985, & the Shared Visions: Native American Painters & Sculptors in the Twentieth century exhibit & tour organized by the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ) in 1991-1992. 
     Numerous private & public art collections feature artwork by Jerome Tiger, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Washington, D.C.), the United States Dept. of the Interior (Washington, D.C.), the Five civilized Tribes Museum (Muskogee, OK), the Museum of New Mexico (Santa Fe, NM), the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History & Art (Tulsa, OK), the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK), the Woolaroc Museum (Bartlesville, OK), the Muskogee Public Library (Muskogee, OK) & the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.).
 
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Leaving for Trading Post

Fred Beaver _ Leaving For The Trading Post
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This colorful print depicts a couple leaving for the trading post.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Artist: 
Tribe(s)/Pueblo(s): 
Creek
Copyright: 
1979 The Galleria
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Image Size: 
18.5 w x 24.5 h
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Yesterday They Rode

Jerome Richard Tiger _ Yesterday They Rode
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"Yesterday They Rode" is a well known painting on public display at the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York, New York. The painting evokes a deep feeling of sadness as a lone survivor gazes across a barren landscape. Defeated, he lets his spear touch the ground acknowleding that the days of glorious triumph are yesteryears.

Artist: 
Tribe(s)/Pueblo(s): 
Creek Seminole
Copyright: 
1981 Margret Lois (Peggy) Tiger
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Image Size: 
19.75 w x 15 h
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Agony

Jerome Richard Tiger _ Agony
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Agony' invokes a feeling of intense sadness that clutches at the heart. Tiger uses a mixture of blue on blue for a mood of stark misery. The painting is at once warm and cold. There is a feeling of cold despair and yet the emotion being felt by the man brings forth sympathy in the viewer who has suffered loss or grief.
 
 
 
 

 

Artist: 
Tribe(s)/Pueblo(s): 
Creek Seminole
Copyright: 
1981 Margret Lois (Peggy) Tiger
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Image Size: 
13 w x 16 h
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The Legend Teller

Jerome Richard Tiger _ The Legend Teller
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The legend teller tells a young brave the legend of the white buffalo.
 
 
 
 
 
Artist: 
Tribe(s)/Pueblo(s): 
Creek Seminole
Copyright: 
Published by Oklahoma Art Center
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Image Size: 
16 w x 11.5 h
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