(1917 - 1990)
Nicholas Samuel Firfires was active/lived in California. Nicholas Firfires is known for cowboy-western genre, illustrator.
Biography Nicholas Firfires
Portraying western scenes in oil painting and watercolor comes to Nicholas Firfires, directly from experiences of having lived the western life of a cowboy, riding the range and breaking horses. He was a descendant of California vaqueros.
He was born in Santa Barbara, California, and worked on his family ranch near Santa Margarita and on other ranches in Santa Barbara county. As a child, he showed great interest and skill in drawing animals, especially horses, and after graduating from Santa Maria high school, he attended the Art Center School and the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles.
In 1941, he enlisted in the Army and was with the Combat Engineers in Europe, where he did many illustrations for military publications and als
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