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

War Party

War Party

Gouache
21 x 13 inches
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
Moving Camp

Moving Camp

Watercolor
6 x 11 inches
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
Red Horse

Red Horse

Oil on board
9 1/2 x 9 inches
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000