Nick Eggenhofer

(1897 - 1985)

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Nick Eggenhofer

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Nick Eggenhofer is known for his accurate detail and as an authority on frontier western transportation.

Nick Eggenhofer b. 1897 Bavaria d. 1985 Cody, Wyoming In 1913 he immigrated with his family to New York, and took night classes at Cooper Union, working for the American Lithography Co. by day.

Between the 1920’s and 1940’s, he illustrated hundreds of western magazines and books and was known for his accurate detail and as an authority on frontier western transportation.

In 1924 he set out in a Model T for his first trip West, visiting Santa Fe, Taos and the Grand Canyon. He wrote and illustrated his own book “Wagons, Mules and Men… in 1961,” and he made a series of ten scale models of Conestoga Wagons for the Whitney Gallery of Western Art in Cody, having moved there from New Jersey. paraphrased from AskArt