Olaf Wieghorst (American, 1899-1988), " A Big Loop", Etching on Paper, #861

$ 2,500.00

Western artist Olaf Wieghorst

"A Big Loop" Etching on Paper

861. Description: Western artist Olaf Wieghorst (American, 1899-1988) “A Big Loop”. Etching on paper, signed and titled in margin. This is an exceedingly rare impression and of the kind subject that Wieghorst is famous for. Piece has been newly framed, re-matted and conservation glass added to protect the etching.

Size: 5.75 X 8 inches (sight).

Conditon: Overall toning, otherwise in excellent condition.
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The Artist: Olaf Wieghorst (April 30, 1899 in Viborg, Denmark – April 27, 1988 in California, United States) was a painter of the American West in the vein of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell.

Wieghorst immigrated to the United States from Denmark in 1918 and lived the rest of his life there.

He spent his working career on mounted patrol with the U.S. Cavalry, was part of a campaign that chased Poncho Villa back across the border and the New York City Police Department Mounted Division, with occasional interludes as a wrangler on ranches in the western states.

Wherever he went, he sketched and painted the Western culture he loved, often selling his work as calendar and magazine illustrations (such as Zane Grey's Western Magazine and Hoofs and Horns, an honor he shared with other cowboy artists such as Dan Muller).

In 1945, Wieghorst eventually settled in El Cajon, San Diego County, California and spent the rest of his life there working on his art. Many of his works can be found on display at the Olaf Wieghorst Museum in El Cajon, California (a San Diego suburb).
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