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Olaf Wieghorst

Olaf Wieghorst

Paintings

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Denmark (Europe)

Biography:
"Horses have been my life," Olaf Wieghorst once wrote. "I try to paint the little natural things, the way a horse turns his tail to the wind on cold nights, the way he flattens his ears in the rain . . . and the psychology of his behavior." Born in Denmark in 1899, Wieghorst rode horses on a stock farm as a youth and, shortly after arriving in New York in 1918, enlisted in the fifth U.S. Cavalry. Following his military post, where he learned rodeo trick riding, he worked as a ranch hand in Arizona and in 1925 joined the mounted division of the New York City Police Academy. A move to California in 1945 prompted Wieghorst to pursue full-time the painting and sculpting he had begun in New York. Although equine portraits dominate his oeuvre, Wieghorst also painted western landscapes and realist portraits of Native Americans and cowboys.

 

Olaf Wieghorst Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Olaf Wieghorst (American, 1899-1988) Beef Herd Oil on canvas 34 x 48 inches (86.4 x 121.9 cm) Signed lower left: O
Olaf Wieghorst (American, 1899-1988) Beef Herd Oil on canvas 34 x 48 inches (86.4 x 121.9 cm) Signed lower left: O...
Lot 68023
Auction 5372
Thursday, November 8, 2018
$125,000
OLAF WIEGHORST (American 1899-1988) Driving the Herd Oil on canvas 20in.x 24in. Signed lower left
OLAF WIEGHORST (American 1899-1988) Driving the Herd Oil on canvas 20in.x 24in. Signed lower left ...
Lot 30250
Auction 621
Friday, November 18, 2005
$32,265.00
PROPERTY OF A PROMINENT TEXAS COLLECTOR  OLAF WIEGHORST (American, 1899-1988) Camping Oil on canvas 30 x 36 inches
PROPERTY OF A PROMINENT TEXAS COLLECTOR OLAF WIEGHORST (American, 1899-1988) Camping Oil on canvas 30 x 36 inches ...
Lot 76339
Auction 5050
Saturday, November 20, 2010
$23,900.00
Olaf Wieghorst (American, 1899-1988) The Prairie Rose Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed lower rig
Olaf Wieghorst (American, 1899-1988) The Prairie Rose Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed lower rig...
Lot 68024
Auction 5372
Thursday, November 8, 2018
$5,000.00
Olaf Wieghorst (American, 1899-1988) Peon Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed lower left: O. Wieg
Olaf Wieghorst (American, 1899-1988) Peon Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed lower left: O. Wieg...
Lot 68027
Auction 5372
Thursday, November 8, 2018
$3,750.00

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Olaf Wieghorst (American, 1899-1988) Mare and Colt Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed lower left:
Olaf Wieghorst (American, 1899-1988) Mare and Colt Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed lower left: ...
Lot 68025
Auction 5372
Thursday, November 8, 2018
$3,750.00

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