Signed and Inscribed Original Ink Sketch.

WIEGHORST, Olaf (1899-1988).

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Title: Signed and Inscribed Original Ink Sketch.

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This Danish-born American artist grew so enamored with the American West, having worked ranches and even chased Pancho Villa back across the border, that he became a modern recreation of Frederic Remington, painting Western scenes and illustrating Western books, calendars and magazines. Original blue ballpoint signed and inscribed sketch, 1p, 10" X 5", n.p. [Phoeniz, AZ], 1960 March 5. Near fine. On heavy lined stock, Wieghorst sketches a Southwestern-style small adobe house with a covered porch, large chimney, separate small oven in front, fence and tree at left. A man in large sombrero squats in the shade of the porch, his horse resting nearby. Along the bottom, the artist writes: "To The Campbells with many thanks for a lovely party. / Mae & Olaf Wieghorst / March 5th / 1960." Several others (doubtless fellow party attendees) sign the verso with various February and March 1960 dates and add comments. An outstanding example of this famed 20th century artist's work. Bookseller Inventory # 39628

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