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

The Peace Pipe

Lot 220

The Peace Pipe

Mixed Media
19 x 13 inches
Estimate: $12,000.00 - $18,000.00
Sold For: $9,945.00