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    OLAF WIEGHORST (American, 1899-1988)
    Palomino Mare and Colt
    Oil on canvas
    20 x 16-1/4 inches (50.8 x 41.3 cm)
    Signed and monogrammed lower left: O-Wieghorst
    Titled and signed verso: Palomino Mare and Colt by Olaf Wieghorst

    "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." Palomino Mare and Colt exemplifies such attention to detail: with her mane blowing fiercely in the wind, a mare presses her body close to her colt in order to shield him from an oncoming storm. 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.


    More information about OLAF WIEGHORST, also known as Wieghorst, Olaf, Olaf Wieghorst, Wieghorst, Olaf Carl.

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    January, 2009
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
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