"The Trail of Tears" series

The Trail of Tears, historical oil painting by Max D. Standley
commissioned oil on panel painting created 1995
size of oil painting: 36" X 60"

Giclées - Works on paper - Reproductions - Prints

Image sizes Unframed prices:
12 ½" X 21" $350.00
20" X 30" $750.00
30" X 40" $1200.00

Edition size: 250 prints for the smaller ones, 25 for the largest.

"There was considerable research involved in this, truly the saddest painting I have ever done."


Images have white borders several inches wide. (Check out the engravings to see examples.)


This painting is being featured in several interpretive panels that will be placed at locations across the state of Arkansas.

Here is a newsletter (PDF, to download right click and choose "Save as") from the Arkansas Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association that has more information about this project.

This image has been used in several books:

American Indians and the Civil War Handbook - National Parks Service

New Official National Park Service handbook

"American Indians and the Civil War"
(goes to their Facebook Page)

Buy this book from the eParks store

Image from "On The Trail of Tears" oil on panel painting by Max D. Standley - located on pages 88 & 89 of the handbook.

American Indians and the Civil War Handbook - National Parks Service


Driven West: Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears to the Civil War by A.J. Langguth

On the cover of:

"Driven West
Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears to the Civil War"

by A.J. Langguth
printed by Simon & Schuster

The cover of this book:
"The Trail of Tears, 1838"
by Laura Purdie Salas, printed by Capstone Press

Inside this book on page 299:
"American History 1 (Before 1865)"
by Matthew T. Downey, printed by McGraw-Hill/Wright Group

In the collection of the Bradley House Museum, Jasper, Arkansas.
Donated by William P. Stiritz in 1997.

Signed and numbered limited edition giclées of this oil painting are now available from
R. Michelson Galleries

This painting joins other oil paintings of American Indians as a tribute to the rich Native American heritage.

Here is Basic Information about giclées. More detailed Technical information about giclées is on another page.

Other commissioned historical oil paintings and drawings done by Max D. Standley can be seen in the
Beecher Moss Memoir area of this site. A copy of the memoir is available from the Bradley House Museum in Jasper, Arkansas.

If you would like to see noncommissioned fine art paintings by Max D. Standley,
start with this page .

Educational Table of Contents


Want to purchase Max Standley's artwork for your home or office?
Please contact R. Michelson Galleries to see and purchase available paintings and/or engravings, or Fine Impressions for engravings.