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Collection: Oelze, Don

 

Don Oelze was born in New Zealand, and at an early age, he was fascinated by America and especially by the lifestyle of cowboys and Indians. He started drawing Indians at a very early age, and by the time he was in school, he was used to getting into trouble for drawing Indians and cowboys in class instead of paying attention. When he was eight years old, his parents moved back to the United States. Oelze completed his education at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.

In 1992, while living in Seattle, he met a Native American named Everett who created Native art and totems. While working with Everett, Oelze did his first big Native painting. After trying many different subjects, he knew that painting Native Americans was what he loved to do most. Oelze’s next move was taking a job in Japan, and for ten years, he refined his skills and produced many paintings and drawings in his small Tokyo studio. In 2004, he and his wife, Utako, moved back to the United States. They are presently living in Montana, where he is studying the country and people that he loves to paint. Oelze has participated in shows both in the United States and abroad.

 

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  • Oelze, Don. 59A, "Rearguard Action", 2023
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  • Oelze, Don. 59B, "Distant Gunfire", 2023
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  • LOT 9. Oelze, Don. 59C, "The Sluice Box", 2023
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