Johnny Tiger, Jr. American artist, Dies at 75

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Dead, Johnny Moore Tiger, Jr., born February 13, 1940 and died August 5, 2015, he was a fullblood Muscogee Creek-Seminole artist from Oklahoma.

Johnny Tiger Jr. died on August 5, 2015. Funeral services were heled at the First Baptist Church in Eufaula, Oklahoma, and he was interred at the Greenwood Cemetery in Eufaula.

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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