Olaf Wieghorst

Sioux Warrior

MEDIUM: Oil on board

DIMENSIONS: 10 x 8 inches

ESTIMATE: $15,000.00 - $25,000.00

Signed lower left

Titled verso

Additional Information

With a history that reads like the most improbable epic ever assembled—child acrobat, sailor, New York City mounted police officer, cavalry rider, cowboy artist—Olaf Wieghorst had one thread that ran through his whole life: horses. He famously told friends he could draw equine subjects without photos or life models. He was also quite critical of other artists who would paint the wrong cowboy gear in their paintings. This dedication to authenticity translated into his Native American work as well. “I don’t like to paint by guess and approximation,” he said in the book Olaf Wieghorst. “That just isn’t fair to the serious student of history. All the information the future generations will get of the passing of the West must surely come from the pen of the author and the brush of the artist. I will often spend more time researching a painting than I do in painting it.”

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