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 Olaf Carl Wieghorst  (1899 - 1988)

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Lived/Active: California / Denmark      Known for: western-Indian-genre, horses

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BIOGRAPHY for Olaf Wieghorst
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Birth
1899 (Viborg, Denmark)
 
Death
1988

Lived/Active
California / Denmark


Self portrait - Self Portrait on Horse


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western-Indian-genre, horses

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Born in Viborg, Denmark, Olaf Wieghorst was a child acrobatic performer from the age of nine when he began appearances at Tivoli Theater in Copenhagen and later toured Europe. He also learned horseback riding working on a stock farm, and horses became a major focus of his admiration and later his painting.

In 1918, he arrived in the United States, having worked as a cabin boy on a steamer. He served in the 5th U.S. Cavalry on the Mexican border in the days of Pancho Villa. He later recal (showing 500 of 9717 characters).



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