Lot 160

Bill Ohrmann CM Russell Painter Sculpture c. 1996

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Bid Increments

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$1,000 $100
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$50,000 $5,000
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Featured in this lot is a CM Russell painter sculpture by Montana artist, Bill Ohrmann, circa 1996. The sculpture is wonderfully and professionally crafted and shows a scene of a cowboy painter painting a Native American woman posing on a hide with trade blankets and dressed in traditional garments with a teepee seat behind her. The sculpture is etched as follows: Uke - '96 - Ohrmann and shows a brass tag that is marked CM Russell. Ohrmann was a Montana rancher all of his life. He was born on a ranch outside of Philipsburg, MT in 1919, and he lived in the Philipsburg and Ovando area before his family moved to their present ranch south of Drummond, MT in 1934. Living on and working the ranches gave him an appreciation for nature and a love of animals. Bill passed away in 2014, at his home in Drummond, MT. Bill dabbled in many artistic mediums from bronze to paint and large steel sculptures. Some of his larger welded pieces can be found in Couer d’Alene, ID, Georgetown Lake and his home city of Philipsburg, MT. Mr. Ohrmann’s paintings were chosen by The Montana Arts Council, where they selected 40 of his paintings for a two year, ten gallery show across the state of Montana from the Hockaday Center in Kalispell to the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings. The show was titled “How We Live”. The overall condition of this mounted sculpture is good with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of this mounted sculpture are 8" x 15" x 12".*