Olaf Wieghorst was a painter of the American West in the same vein as Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. Everywhere he went, Wieghorst sketched and painted the Western culture he loved so much, often selling his work as calendar and magazine illustrations.
In 1945, Wieghorst settled in El Cajon, California, where he spent the rest of his life working on his art. During his notable career, he would learn to master oil and watercolor painting, as well as numerous other art mediums. However, it was his deep love for horses that made them the major theme in many of his paintings.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.