In the 1930's he worked and painted on a ranch in the West, familiarizing himself with the stock horse and all ranching phases. The artist specialized in paintings of animals and animal portraiture; illustrations for judging manual farm animals pictorially; and illustrations for medical circulars and pamphlets for veterinary medicine. The artist had one-man shows in St. Louis; Pittsburgh; Chicago; Detroit; Lafayette, Indiana; Kenosha, Wisconsin; and Port Huron, Michigan.
In addition to numerous private collections, the artist is in the permanent collections of the Public Library, Michigan City, Indiana; the Riveredge Foundation Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and the Saddle Horse Museum, Hall of Fame, Lexington, Kentucky. He won awards at the Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, 12938, and the Illinois State Fair, Springfield, 1955. Larsen was a member of the Society of Animal Artists; the Austin, Oak Park River Forest Art League; and the Hinsdale Community Artists. He lived for many years in La Grange and Hinsdale, Illinois but died in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1984. Painting is an oil on board; size is 20" x 24, " plus original frame."Simcoe's Secoma" Grand Champion Appaloosa Stallion. A remarkable breed of spotted horses, famed for intelligence, speed and endurance, had been developed twenty-four hundred years ago. Revered in ancient Persia as the sacred horses of Nisaes, and in China, as the heavenly Horses of Emperor Wu Ti, these beautiful animals have again come into their own through the intelligent breeding program of the Nez Perce Indians in Idaho and the organized efforts of western stockmen. In this way the heritage of this great horse has been preserved. Article on reverse of painting, and also a biography of the artist. The item "Vintage Painting Simcoe's Secoma Grand Champion Appaloosa Ole Larsen Michigan" is in sale since Tuesday, November 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "epatgal" and is located in Greenville, Michigan.
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