Santa Fe Art Auction, Santa Fe, NM, 2010
Scottsdale Art Auction, Scottsdale, AZ, 2015
Birger Sandzén traveled the world: he was born in Sweden, studied art with Anders Zorn in Stockholm and George Seurat in Paris, traveled around Europe taking in the natural splendor and then made a long journey to visit Colorado in the United States. He finally set down roots in Lindsborg, Kansas, after reading a book about Swedish immigrants who had settled in the Sunflower State. The painter, who became a teacher at Bethany College, was known for his impressionist landscapes with sumptuous color and textured paint quality—he was dubbed the “American Van Gogh.”
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