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Jerome Tiger Weep Not For I Am Happy


Item Number: DR 505
Tribal Affiliation: Creek-Seminole
Artist: Jerome Tiger
Medium: Tempera – signed limited edition lithograph 22/650
Age: Circa 1980
Dimensions:19 1/2″ by 16″ Framed



Death to Jerome Tiger was the prelude to eternal life. He envisioned the end of the physical body as merely the event that enabled the spirit to free itself. There was no sorrow. Jerome viewed death as the final climactic achievement. The young warrior has died in battle. Although his widow mourns for him, he returns to tell her he is happy – a triumphant statement of the undying spirit of man. Although the theme is portrayed with an Indian warrior, it is universal in its appeal–representing all who have tried to find comfort in the face of death and defeat, and who maintain hope for life after death.

The universal appeal of Tiger’s work speaks to people of all races through its beauty and deep spirituality. His style has had a tremendous major influence in the development of contemporary Indian art influencing other Indian artists who succeeded him. Since 1970, thirty-three of Tiger’s paintings have been reproduced as limited edition lithographs. Many of the lithographs are sold-out and are only available on the secondary market.

This beautiful art work is protected with Museum Glass, an anti-reflection picture framing glass with conservation grade UV protection.  With its nearly invisible finish, it effectively blocks up to 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays so framed pieces remain clearer and brighter for longer. It is the best glazing option available for art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes.

The matting on this picture is an acid free matte(s) for long term protection and to enhance the picture. Acid free mattes provide 75-100 years of protection against matte burn and brown marks which can decrease the value of a painting. The matting colors were selected to draw the eye into the picture complementing the artist’s selected brush work or towards a particular key element of the piece.

Condition: Excellent – Original condition
Provenance: Maintained in the same family gallery since purchased from the artist’s widow in Oklahoma.


Additional information

Weight 54 oz