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

Indian Trails

Indian Trails

Pen & Ink and watercolor
12 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Sold For: $ 2,632.50
Indian Looking Back

Indian Looking Back

Pen & Ink and watercolor
10 x 8 inches
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Sold For: $ 3,510.00
Watching

Watching

Pen & Ink and watercolor
7 1/2 x 10 inches
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
Sold For: $ 6,435.00
Superstition Trail

Superstition Trail

Oil on canvas
34 x 36 inches
Estimate: $ 45,000 - $ 65,000
Sold For: $ 46,800
Behind Schedule

Behind Schedule

Oil on canvas
34 x 48 inches
Estimate: $ 40,000 - $ 60,000
Sold For: $ 40,950.00
Superstition Creek

Superstition Creek

Oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
Sold For: $ 14,040.00
Crow Indian

Crow Indian

Oil on board
14 x 12 inches
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
Sold For: $ 12,870.00
Mountain Ponies

Mountain Ponies

Oil on board
14 x 12 inches
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
Sold For: $ 14,040.00
Tails to the Wind

Tails to the Wind

Oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches
Estimate: $ 18,000 - $ 24,000
Sold For: $ 21,060.00
Fast Throw

Fast Throw

Watercolor
14 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
Sold For: $ 5,557.50
Waiting

Waiting

Pen & Ink and watercolor
10 x 8 inches
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Sold For: $ 2,925.00