|10:45am - 11:45am
||The Story of Jerome Tiger
| Location: Muskogee Civic Center, 425 Boston St.
Room: Meeting Room E
Presenters: Sean Barney - Presenter
|Born in Tahlequah on July 8, 1941, Jerome Richard Tiger was a highly influential Native American painter from Muskogee who changed the way Native American people and life were represented in art. Tiger produced hundreds of paintings from 1962 until his death in 1967, at the age of 26. Tiger was a fullblood Muscogee-Seminole. English was not his first language, and he dropped out of high school at the age of 16. Tiger's style is said to be a combination of "spiritual vision, humane understanding, and technical virtuosity" but with traditional subject matter and composition. Tiger was compared to Rembrandt and Francisco Goya because of his ability to draw an object or person after a short glance. He worked in oil, watercolor, tempera, casein, pencil, and pen and ink. His paintings first gained recognition at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa. In 1966, the museum displayed a solo exhibit of Tiger's art. This art talk led by Sean Barney, director of the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, will explore the life and work of Jerome Tiger, one of Oklahoma’s most influential artists. |