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b. 1895 - d. 1963

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      • Walt Otto (WI,1895-1963) oil painting
        Feb. 06, 2022

        Walt Otto (WI,1895-1963) oil painting

        Est: $2,400 - $3,000

        ARTIST: Walt Otto (Wisconsin, 1895 - 1963) NAME: Lady with Horse MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Missing few flakes of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 27 x 15 inches / 68 x 38 cm FRAME SIZE: 29 x 18 inches / 73 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119885 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Walt Otto was born in Horicon, Wisconsin, in 1895. His interest in art began when he was a mere youngster, surrounded by the natural beauty of abundant wetlands, wildlife, and meandering rivers. He showed an early talent for drawing and a keen awareness of color.The family moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 1912. As a teenager, his long association with illustrating began with a $15 correspondence course in art. A year later he opened his own photography studio that he operated until 1916 before joining the Army Air Corps. After World War I, Otto moved to Chicago where he accepted a position with the Edwards and Deutsch Lithography Company. There he worked with prominent artists Haddon Sunbloom, Montgomery Flagg, Andrew Loomis, Frederic Mizen and other well known American illustrators. Meanwhile, he attended night classes at the Chicago Academy of Art and enrolled in courses at the Art Institute of Chicago. This was followed by the opening of his own portrait studio in Chicago in 1933.During World War II Otto again served with the Air Force, specializing in aerial photography. After his wife's death in 1952 he returned to Oshkosh.Known for his painting and illustrating, Walt Otto won numerous awards. His clients included the Schlitz Brewing Compan, J.J. Heinz Company, Anheuser-Busch, General Tire and Rubber, Miles Laboratories, Shell Petroleum Company, Mars Candy, Kellogg's and other nationally known advertisers. His work was also published by the New York Graphic Society and appeared on the covers of Mother's Magazine and Home Life, Woman's Weekly and the Saturday Evening Post.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Walt Otto 1950 Calendar "Corral Cutie" Large Poster Calendar
        Jan. 29, 2022

        Walt Otto 1950 Calendar "Corral Cutie" Large Poster Calendar

        Est: $300 - $400

        Walt Otto 1950 Calendar "Corral Cutie" Large Poster Calendar: Framed in plastic gilded frame flat, beautiful Walt Otto pin up girl calendar. Measures 26.5 x 52".

        Dana J. Tharp Auctions
      • Walt Otto, (American, 1895 -1963), Twenty (20) Grand Cigarette advertising illustration featuring Kentucky Derby horse, oil on canvas, 3/4 life size painting! 64" x 30".
        Dec. 11, 2021

        Walt Otto, (American, 1895 -1963), Twenty (20) Grand Cigarette advertising illustration featuring Kentucky Derby horse, oil on canvas, 3/4 life size painting! 64" x 30".

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Walt Otto (American, 1895 -1963) Twenty (20) Grand Cigarette advertising illustration featuring Kentucky Derby horse oil on canvas Signed lower right. Walt Otto was born in Horicon, Wisconsin, in 1895. His interest in art began when he was a mere youngster, surrounded by the natural beauty of abundant wetlands, wildlife, and meandering rivers. He showed an early talent for drawing and a keen awareness of color. The family moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 1912. As a teenager, his long association with illustrating began with a $15 correspondence course in art. A year later he opened his own photography studio that he operated until 1916 before joining the Army Air Corps. After World War I, Otto moved to Chicago where he accepted a position with the Edwards and Deutsch Lithography Company. There he worked with prominent artists Haddon Sunbloom, Montgomery Flagg, Andrew Loomis, Frederic Mizen and other well known American illustrators. Meanwhile, he attended night classes at the Chicago Academy of Art and enrolled in courses at the Art Institute of Chicago. This was followed by the opening of his own portrait studio in Chicago in 1933. During World War II Otto again served with the Air Force, specializing in aerial photography. After his wife's death in 1952 he returned to Oshkosh. Known for his painting and illustrating, Walt Otto won numerous awards. His clients included the Schlitz Brewing Compan, J.J. Heinz Company, Anheuser-Busch, General Tire and Rubber, Miles Laboratories, Shell Petroleum Company, Mars Candy, Kellogg's and other nationally known advertisers. His work was also published by the New York Graphic Society and appeared on the covers of Mother's Magazine and Home Life, Woman's Weekly and the Saturday Evening Post.

        Ripley Auctions
      • Walt Otto, (American, 1895 -1963), Twenty (20) Grand Cigarette advertising illustration featuring Kentucky Derby horse, oil on canvas, 3/4 life size painting! 64" x 30".
        Sep. 11, 2021

        Walt Otto, (American, 1895 -1963), Twenty (20) Grand Cigarette advertising illustration featuring Kentucky Derby horse, oil on canvas, 3/4 life size painting! 64" x 30".

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Walt Otto (American, 1895 -1963) Twenty (20) Grand Cigarette advertising illustration featuring Kentucky Derby horse oil on canvas Signed lower right. Walt Otto was born in Horicon, Wisconsin, in 1895. His interest in art began when he was a mere youngster, surrounded by the natural beauty of abundant wetlands, wildlife, and meandering rivers. He showed an early talent for drawing and a keen awareness of color. The family moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 1912. As a teenager, his long association with illustrating began with a $15 correspondence course in art. A year later he opened his own photography studio that he operated until 1916 before joining the Army Air Corps. After World War I, Otto moved to Chicago where he accepted a position with the Edwards and Deutsch Lithography Company. There he worked with prominent artists Haddon Sunbloom, Montgomery Flagg, Andrew Loomis, Frederic Mizen and other well known American illustrators. Meanwhile, he attended night classes at the Chicago Academy of Art and enrolled in courses at the Art Institute of Chicago. This was followed by the opening of his own portrait studio in Chicago in 1933. During World War II Otto again served with the Air Force, specializing in aerial photography. After his wife's death in 1952 he returned to Oshkosh. Known for his painting and illustrating, Walt Otto won numerous awards. His clients included the Schlitz Brewing Compan, J.J. Heinz Company, Anheuser-Busch, General Tire and Rubber, Miles Laboratories, Shell Petroleum Company, Mars Candy, Kellogg's and other nationally known advertisers. His work was also published by the New York Graphic Society and appeared on the covers of Mother's Magazine and Home Life, Woman's Weekly and the Saturday Evening Post.

        Ripley Auctions
      • Walt Otto American (1895-1963) Illustration Artist
        Jan. 09, 2016

        Walt Otto American (1895-1963) Illustration Artist

        Est: -

        Walt Otto American (1895-1963) Illustration Artist Beautiful Portrait O/B Painting Signed Lower Right. Condition: Slight discoloration to board in white areas near original frame. Dimensions: 22 1/2"H x 17"W

        Kraft Auction Service
      • Walt Otto, (1895 -1963), Twenty (20) Grand Cigarette advertising illustration featuring Kentucky Derby horse, oil on canvas
        Oct. 17, 2013

        Walt Otto, (1895 -1963), Twenty (20) Grand Cigarette advertising illustration featuring Kentucky Derby horse, oil on canvas

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Walt Otto (1895 -1963) Twenty (20) Grand Cigarette advertising illustration featuring Kentucky Derby horse oil on canvas Signed LR. 3/4 life size painting! 64" x 30". Walt Otto was born in Horicon, Wisconsin, in 1895. His interest in art began when he was a mere youngster, surrounded by the natural beauty of abundant wetlands, wildlife, and meandering rivers. He showed an early talent for drawing and a keen awareness of color. The family moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 1912. As a teenager, his long association with illustrating began with a $15 correspondence course in art. A year later he opened his own photography studio that he operated until 1916 before joining the Army Air Corps. After World War I, Otto moved to Chicago where he accepted a position with the Edwards and Deutsch Lithography Company. There he worked with prominent artists Haddon Sunbloom, Montgomery Flagg, Andrew Loomis, Frederic Mizen and other well known American illustrators. Meanwhile, he attended night classes at the Chicago Academy of Art and enrolled in courses at the Art Institute of Chicago. This was followed by the opening of his own portrait studio in Chicago in 1933. During World War II Otto again served with the Air Force, specializing in aerial photography. After his wife's death in 1952 he returned to Oshkosh. Known for his painting and illustrating, Walt Otto won numerous awards. His clients included the Schlitz Brewing Compan, J.J. Heinz Company, Anheuser-Busch, General Tire and Rubber, Miles Laboratories, Shell Petroleum Company, Mars Candy, Kellogg's and other nationally known advertisers. His work was also published by the New York Graphic Society and appeared on the covers of Mother's Magazine and Home Life, Woman's Weekly and the Saturday Evening Post.

        Ripley Auctions
      • Walt Otto, (1895 -1963), Twenty (20) Grand Cigarette advertising illustration featuring Kentucky Derby horse, oil on canvas, 64" x 3...
        Oct. 13, 2012

        Walt Otto, (1895 -1963), Twenty (20) Grand Cigarette advertising illustration featuring Kentucky Derby horse, oil on canvas, 64" x 3...

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Walt Otto (1895 -1963) Twenty (20) Grand Cigarette advertising illustration featuring Kentucky Derby horse oil on canvas Signed LR. 3/4 life size painting! Walt Otto was born in Horicon, Wisconsin, in 1895. His interest in art began when he was a mere youngster, surrounded by the natural beauty of abundant wetlands, wildlife, and meandering rivers. He showed an early talent for drawing and a keen awareness of color. The family moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 1912. As a teenager, his long association with illustrating began with a $15 correspondence course in art. A year later he opened his own photography studio that he operated until 1916 before joining the Army Air Corps. After World War I, Otto moved to Chicago where he accepted a position with the Edwards and Deutsch Lithography Company. There he worked with prominent artists Haddon Sunbloom, Montgomery Flagg, Andrew Loomis, Frederic Mizen and other well known American illustrators. Meanwhile, he attended night classes at the Chicago Academy of Art and enrolled in courses at the Art Institute of Chicago. This was followed by the opening of his own portrait studio in Chicago in 1933. During World War II Otto again served with the Air Force, specializing in aerial photography. After his wife's death in 1952 he returned to Oshkosh. Known for his painting and illustrating, Walt Otto won numerous awards. His clients included the Schlitz Brewing Compan, J.J. Heinz Company, Anheuser-Busch, General Tire and Rubber, Miles Laboratories, Shell Petroleum Company, Mars Candy, Kellogg's and other nationally known advertisers. His work was also published by the New York Graphic Society and appeared on the covers of Mother's Magazine and Home Life, Woman's Weekly and the Saturday Evening Post. 64" x 30".

        Ripley Auctions
      • WALT OTTO (American, 1895-1963) On the Farm Oil on canv
        May. 04, 2011

        WALT OTTO (American, 1895-1963) On the Farm Oil on canv

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        WALT OTTO (American, 1895-1963) On the Farm Oil on canvas 41.5 x 34 in. Signed lower right From the Estate of Charles Martignette. This painting was reproduced as figure 848 in The Great American Pin-Up by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen, 1996.

        Heritage Auctions
      • WALT OTTO (American, 1895-1963) Nude by the Water Oil o
        Aug. 17, 2010

        WALT OTTO (American, 1895-1963) Nude by the Water Oil o

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        WALT OTTO (American, 1895-1963) Nude by the Water Oil on board 23 x 16.5 in. Signed lower left

        Heritage Auctions
      • Otto, Walt - Farm Girl, pin-up
        May. 06, 2010

        Otto, Walt - Farm Girl, pin-up

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        WALT OTTO (American, 1895-1963) Farm Girl, pin-up Oil on canvas 35 x 29 in. Signed lower right From the Estate of Charles Martignette.

        Heritage Auctions
      • WALT OTTO (American, 1895-1963) Pin-up on Haystack
        Oct. 27, 2009

        WALT OTTO (American, 1895-1963) Pin-up on Haystack

        Est: $600 - $800

        WALT OTTO (American, 1895-1963) Pin-up on Haystack Gouache on board 37.75 x 30.5 in. Signed lower right From the Estate of Charles Martignette.

        Heritage Auctions
      • WALT OTTO (American, 1895-1963) Girl with Picture
        Jul. 15, 2009

        WALT OTTO (American, 1895-1963) Girl with Picture

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        WALT OTTO (American, 1895-1963) Girl with Picture Hat, magazine cover Oil on canvas 22 x 20 in. Signed lower right From the Estate of Charles Martignette.

        Heritage Auctions
      • Walt Otto, (American, 1895-1963), Morning in May
        Jun. 07, 2009

        Walt Otto, (American, 1895-1963), Morning in May

        Est: $500 - $700

        Walt Otto (American, 1895-1963) Morning in May oil on canvas signed (lower left) 30 x 31 inches.

        Hindman
      • WALT OTTO (American 1895 - 1963) Brunette in a Red
        Oct. 15, 2008

        WALT OTTO (American 1895 - 1963) Brunette in a Red

        Est: $3,000 - $3,500

        WALT OTTO (American 1895 - 1963) Brunette in a Red Formal Oil on canvas 31 x 25.5 in. Signed lower right

        Heritage Auctions
      • WALT OTTO (American 1895 - 1963) Blonde Beauty,
        Oct. 15, 2008

        WALT OTTO (American 1895 - 1963) Blonde Beauty,

        Est: $800 - $1,000

        WALT OTTO (American 1895 - 1963) Blonde Beauty, calendar illustration Oil on canvas 32 x 26 in. Not signed

        Heritage Auctions
      • WALT OTTO (American 1895 - 1963) Blonde in Pink
        Oct. 15, 2008

        WALT OTTO (American 1895 - 1963) Blonde in Pink

        Est: $500 - $800

        WALT OTTO (American 1895 - 1963) Blonde in Pink Formal, calendar illustration Oil on canvas 24 x 20 in. Signed lower right A print of the same model in a different pose is included in this lot.

        Heritage Auctions
      • WALT OTTO (American 1895 - 1963) The Lady is
        Oct. 15, 2008

        WALT OTTO (American 1895 - 1963) The Lady is

        Est: $500 - $800

        WALT OTTO (American 1895 - 1963) The Lady is Waiting, calendar illustration Oil on canvas 24 x 20 in. Signed lower right This finished painting has differences with the printed piece, but it's unclear whether this is a tight preliminary for the calendar image, or an updated, alternate version of the same scene. We've included a copy of the printed calendar page.

        Heritage Auctions
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