Olaf C. Seltzer

Artist Bio

Denmark native Olaf Seltzer’s parents saw his talent for drawing and enrolled him in a school where he could develop his skills. In 1892, after his father’s untimely death, Seltzer’s mother emigrated to the United States, settling in Great Falls, Montana. Seltzer became a cowboy, then worked as a machinist for the Great Northern Railway. A meeting with artist Charles Russell became a fast friendship, and Russell encouraged and mentored Seltzer as he moved toward a full-time career as a painter.

Artwork to be Showcased

Medicine Man

Medicine Man

Oil on board
12 x 9 inches
Estimate: $ 14,000 - $ 18,000
Sold For: $ 14,040.00
Indian Braves

Indian Braves

Oil on board
10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
Sold For: $ 15,210
Medicine Man

Medicine Man

Oil on board
12 x 9 inches
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
Moving

Moving

Oil on canvas
16 1/2 x 24 inches
Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 35,000
Sold For: $ 28,080