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Type Live Webcast Auction
Price Realized 12,000.00 USD
Date Sold 4/17/2021

Lot # 531
Estimate 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD
Group - Category Miscellaneous
Lead Olaf Carl Seltzer Mule Deer in Autumn Oil on Board
Truly a Masterpiece. Do not miss your opportunity to own this piece of history. 11.5" by 15.5", 18" by 22" framed. Black Lights clean with no damage or repair. Provenance Gerhard J. von der Ruhr Estate of Huson Montana. John Howard Fine Art Missoula Montana. Michael Frost JN Bartfield Gallery. Wife of the artist since painted. Hung in the artists Library until his death in 1957. Cleaned and conserved by his son carl in 1969. Olaf C. Seltzer (August 27, 1877 - December 16, 1957) was a Danish-born American painter and illustrator from Great Falls, Montana. He did over 2,500 paintings and illustrations of the American West, including cowboys. Seltzer was born on August 27, 1877 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He emigrated to the United States with his mother after his father died, and settled in Great Falls, where his uncle lived. He did not speak English when he arrived. Seltzer worked as a machinist for the Great Northern Railway (U.S.). In 1897, he began painting alongside Charles M. Russell. Seltzer decided to paint independently from 1921 onward. He worked as an illustrator for The New York Tribune in 1934,[1] and he exhibited his work in Seattle in 1936.[2] He did 275 paintings for physician Philip G. Cole. He did over 2,500 paintings and illustrations over the course of his career.[5] Seltzer did both watercolor and oil paintings, and he depicted life in the American West, including animals, cowboys and historical events. He also painted pioneers like Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Seltzer did a painting for the Grand Masonic Library in Helena. President Harry Truman received one of his paintings as a gift on his 1950 visit to Montana. His work was exhibited at the Gilcrease Museum in Oklahoma in 1957.
Name Montana Masterpieces - Day 2
Auctioneer Davis Brothers Auction
Type Live Webcast Auction
Date(s) 4/17/2021
Day 1 - April 16th, 10AM MST Day 2 - April 17th, 10AM MST Day 3 - April 18th, 10AM MST
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In every auction, we share a little piece of Montana with you. For our Montana Masterpieces Auction, April 16th - 18th, we are extremely proud to offer you the best of Montana from artists and photographers to knife makers and more. Day one starts on Friday, April 16, with an assortment of fine Chinese, Japanese and Asian antiques, western prints, famous bronzes and a museum-quality Montana beer collection. On day two, April 17th, there will be an eclectic selection of paper money, fine jewelry, western art and part one of Gene Wensel's, Brothers of the Bow, hunting collection. This day also features a collection of Montana Masterpieces highlighting compositions by Joseph Henry Sharp, R.H. Mckay, Taylor Lynde, Ralph Earl DeCamp, Olaf Carl Seltzer, Harry L. Lopp, Rudy Ruana and many more. Day three concludes on April 18th, with a large assortment of rare military artifacts featuring an original ship's wheel from the U.S.S Arizona. Also, there will be helmets, badges, clothing, pins, uniforms, reloading equipment, relics, firearms, knives and much more.
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