In 1945, Wieghorst settled in El Cajon California and spent the rest of his life there working on his art. Many of his works can be found on display at the Olaf Wieghorst Museum in El Cajon.
Olaf Wieghorst is known for his Western genre, Indian, cowboy and horse paintings that recorded an era of the cowboy and the great American West
The American West
Wieghorst Western Heritage Center presents the art of
Olaf Wieghorst, known for his magnificent portrayals of the nineteenth century American West, exhibited a remarkable affinity for the cowboys, the Native American Indians, and the settlers who helped shape this country’s Western landscape.
“When the time comes for me to put away my palette and unsaddle my pony for the last time, I hope that my canvases will in some small measure add to the historical recording of an era, the cowboy, and the great American West.” –Olaf Wieghorst