Olaf Carl Seltzer

1877-1957, Danish/American

"Grizzly Tracks"

Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paperboard under glass
Signed lower left: O.C. Seltzer; titled by repute
7" H x 9.5" W

  • Notes: Born in Denmark in 1877, Olaf Carl Seltzer studied art from the early age of 12 and later emigrated to Montana with his mother at 19 in 1897. He was always interested in the American West. While working as a cowboy, then as machinist and train mechanic for the Great Northern Railway, he filled his spare time sketching the landscape and the local wildlife. After a meeting in Montana, he became close friends with Charles M. Russell, who gave him valuable advice and influenced his work. In 1928 he produced a series of watercolors that became known as "The Western Characters."
  • Condition: Generally good condition. Pale light-staining. An unobtrusive speck of white pigment at left, most likely by the hand of the artist.

    Frame: 19.5" H x 21" W x 1" D

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