This is a beautiful work of art titled " Mystic Warrior" created by an incredibly talented Native American Indian' Johnny Tiger Jr. It is signed on the back of canvas. This painting has been in the family for nearly 39 years.
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Region of Origin: US
Artist: Johnny Tiger Jr.
Listed By: Individual
Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work
Painting Surface: Canvas
Date of Creation: 1970-1989
Features: Signed on back of painting
Width (Inches): 22
Subject: Figures & Portraits
Height (Inches): 28
About the artist:
Johnny Moore Tiger Jr. was born on February 13, 1940 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. His parents were Lucinda Lou Lewis and the John M. Tiger. His younger brother, the late Jerome Tiger, was a celebrated artist. As a child, he traveled with his grandfather Rev. Coleman Lewis, a well known Baptist missionary within the Muscogee Creek Nation. While traveling, Coleman taught his grandson the history and cosmology of their people in the Mvskoke, their tribal language.
He attended Chilocco Indian School and graduated from Muskogee Central High School in 1958. After graduation, he served in the United States Air Force.
As a young man Tiger loved pin striping hot rods but moved towards fine arts. HIs paintings illustrated the oral history of his tribes, and he painting scenes such as a tribal gathering, stomp dances, or medicine men healing the sick, based on his own experiences.
In 1959, he enrolled at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma to study art under the legendary Southern Cheyenne painter Dick West. His classmates included David E. Williams and Joan Hill. After winning numerous major art awards by the late 1970s, he became a full-time artist. The Five Civilized Tribes Museum declared Johnny a Master Artist in 1982.
Tiger was also a well-known sculptor. He received many major awards and produced several bronze pieces.
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