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Olaf Wieghorst

 (1899 - 1988)
Olaf Carl Wieghorst was active/lived in California / Denmark.  Olaf Wieghorst is known for western-Indian-genre, horses.

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Olaf Wieghorst


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 recalled a favorite horse from that period and said that riding through El Paso in 1921, the horse fell on his ankle and broke it. The outfit was heading to Douglas, Arizona, and not wanting to be left behind with his injury, he stayed on the horse which   ...  Displaying 750 of 9669 characters.



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Self Portrait on Horse




About  Olaf Wieghorst

Born:  1899 - Viborg, Denmark
Died:   1988
Known for:  western-Indian-genre, horses