Although this painting is the fourth release in the Seminole Series, it is a departure from the previous pieces in that this painting features a blue field with many Seminole tribesmen waiting alertly – watching strangers approach in the distance. Tiger’s paintings of the Seminole are among his most colorful and elaborately portrayed works. Not a single detail of the traditional Seminole dress is overlooked, from the fringe on the men’s boots to their ornate headdress. The appeal of the painting is immediate and lasting. Portrayed in the distinctive Tiger style, the painting is a visual narrative of the Seminole’s brave and arduous vigil to protect their homeland from “The Intruders”.
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 family gallery since originally purchased from the artist’s widow.