LOT 376

Birger Sandzén


Rocks and Glaciers

MEDIUM: Oil on board

DIMENSIONS: 14 x 16 inches

Signed lower right

Signed, titled, described and dated 1925 verso


SOLD FOR: $32,175.00

Including Buyers Premium

Additional Information

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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