April 7th Rare Autographs, Manuscripts and Sports Auction
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Olaf Wieghorst began painting in 1916. He worked as a sailor, in the U.S. Cavalry, and as a ranch hand at the Quarter Circle 2C Ranch (whose brand became his insignia), before becoming a mounted policeman in NYC, 1925-44. Moved to El Cajon in 1945 and by the 1950s was well known artist. This painting is of Pedro Gonzalez and is 8x10 in size. Has a great look! Wieghorst emigrated 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 Pancho 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). He is very well respected artist who's value continue to rise, some of his paintings have sold for over $240,000. .
Olaf Wieghorst Western Painting Of the actor Pedro Gonzalez on Set with John Wayne
Olaf Wieghorst Western Painting Of the actor Pedro Gonzalez on Set with John Wayne
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,230.00
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

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