Mixed media (likely, I believe, some type of oil pastel stick), on heavy paper, 22 1/2" by 17", signed in pencil at lower right "WOLF POGZEBA" (1936-1982), featuring a small herd of deer or young elk grazing quietly in a snowy forest clearing. Pogzeba is well known in western American art circles, his work having appeared in the past at such important and prestigious auctions as Drummond (Coeur d'Alene/Reno). He is listed in Samuels, which states that he was born in Germany and was living in Denver in the mid 1970's. The artist's subject matter runs the gamut of western Americana but animals often are prominently featured. See the askArt site which shows other images of his works, many bearing a strong family resemblance to this one. The Museum of New Mexico, the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, and other museums include the artist's work in their permanent collections. Pogzeba was personally known to a number of dealers in fine western art in places like Scottsdale and Santa Fe. The art is framed in simple wood and is behind 1/8" plexiglas for easy and safe shipping. The paper is evenly rumpled----not completely flat, as if possibly exposed to moisture at one time, and the extreme lower right corner is missing. However, there are no water stains.
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