OLAF WIEGHORST (American 1899-1988)Driving the HerdOil on canvas20in.x 24in.Signed lower left...
Auction amount: $32,265.00
Sold: Nov 18, 2005
Birth Place: Denmark (Europe)
"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
OLAF WIEGHORST (American 1899-1988) Driving the Herd Oil on canvas 20in.x 24in. Signed lower left ...
Friday, November 18, 2005
PROPERTY OF A PROMINENT TEXAS COLLECTOR OLAF WIEGHORST (American, 1899-1988) Camping Oil on canvas 30 x 36 inches ...
Saturday, November 20, 2010
OLAF WIEGHORST (American, 1899-1988) The Old Ranch Oil on canvas 24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm) Signed lower right:...
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Olaf Wieghorst (American, 1899-1988) The Trail Head Etching 7-1/4 x 9-3/4 inches (18.4 x 24.8 cm) (image) Signed low...
Monday, September 25, 2017
After Olaf Wieghorst (American, 1899-1988) Praying to the Buffalo Spirit Bronze with brown patina 3-1/4 inches (8.3 c...
Monday, September 25, 2017
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