Fred Oldfield is active/lives in Washington. Fred Oldfield is known for cowboys, Indians, mountain landscape.
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Biography Fred Oldfield
The following is from Jay Moynahan, Spokane, Washington, who writes: "I have known Fred Oldfield for 30 years and I was the author of the book, THE FRED OLDFIELD BOOK Cheney, WA: Art of the Northwest, 1981.
FRED V. OLDFIELD
Fred Oldfield was born in Alfalfa, Washington and raised on the Yakima Indian Reservation (Washington State). His family followed seasonal work in central Washington and as a child he traveled in a horse drawn wagon from job to job.
This nomadic life and its contacts with cowboys, Yakima Indians, and migrant workers supplied him with later subject matter.
Oldfield worked at a variety of jobs eventually finding himself in the army in the early 1940s. He was stationed in Alaska for much
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