Olaf Wieghorst

Artist Bio

A child acrobat in his native Denmark, Olaf Wieghorst made a smooth transition to successful rodeo rider after his family moved to the United States. He was also a U. S. Cavalryman on the rugged Mexican border and a mounted police officer in New York City. To say that he knew his way around horses is quite an understatement. After moving to California in 1944, Wieghorst translated an interest in art into a career depicting Western life in the saddle, taking special pride in his ability to convey the anatomy of the horse within a well-constructed scene; he was always on the lookout for the “little natural things” to add to his popular canvases. Among his many friends and the many avid collectors of his work were Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater and President Ronald Reagan.

Artwork to be Showcased

Hitching Post

Lot 57

Hitching Post

Oil on canvas
16 x 19 inches
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Sold For: $ 16,380
Cowpokes

Lot 186

Cowpokes

Oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Sold For: $ 11,700
Night Watch

Lot 194

Night Watch

Oil on canvas
24 x 26 inches
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Sold For: $ 38,025
Apache Scout

Lot 195

Apache Scout

Oil on board
14 x 12 inches
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold For: $ 9,945
Spooks

Lot 196

Spooks

Oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold For: $ 18,720
Father Kino

Lot 398

Father Kino

Graphite
18 x 14 inches
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold For: $ 4,388