Range Boss

Currency:USD Category:Art Start Price:20,000.00 USD Estimated At:40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD
Range Boss
Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2016 Apr 02 @ 13:17UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Range Boss
Artist: Wieghorst, OlafDate of Birth: 1899-1988
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24 x 36 inches
Signed: Signed lower left

“An image of absolute authority on the open range, the Range Boss rode tall in the saddle and became a subject of myth-makers and historians. Here, placed to the right where he seems isolated and socially above those in his charge, Wieghorst seems to confirm the cowboy as a knight of the range: heroic, independent and strong. Long shadows suggest evening hours as dusky clouds prepare to mantle the landscape. The Range Boss sits at ease on his mount, waiting for the chuck wagon and remuda to reach the campsite he has selected. The lack of extravagant action and the slow, calculated movement of the column, brings the viewer in touch with this world of weariness and hard work.” Martin E. Petersen, Curator of Paintings, San Diego Museum of Art, in Drye, Collector’s Guide, p. 120.
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