"Western Scene"   Lot no. 2195

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By Victor Olson (1924 - 2007)

20.00" x 29.00"
Oil on Canvas
Signed Lower Right



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Victor Olson, of Fanton Meadows, West Redding, Connecticut was a well known, award-winning Fairfield County artist, as well as an illustrator and graphic designer.  He has illustrated many national magazine covers for paperback publications and magazine stories for such publishers as Doubleday, Avon Books, MacFadden Books, Bantan and Monarch.  He began exhibiting when he was attending Bassic High School in Bridgeport, showing his many works in various galleries.  He attended Art Career School in New York City and worked in art studios, both in New York and Connecticut.

Victor's portrait of Igor Sikorski was acquired by the Smithsonian Institute and hangs in their National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

He was commissioned by the Postal Commemorative Society to complete eighteen panels featuring famous explorers from Leif Erikson's voyage to Neil Armstrong's landing on the moon.

One of Vic's paintings, an oil painting depicting a typical New England scene, is in the private collection of former President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Victor presented a painting of Louis Armstrong to his wife Lucille Armstrong to be hung in the Louis Armstrong Museum in New York City.

Locally he is known for many of his oil portraits, including those of former Bridgeport Mayors McLevy and Tedesco, as well as portraits of prominent people throughout the Fairfield County area.




Submitted by his daughter Lorinda Olson Blackman (Via AskArt.com)