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The Unique Style and Bold Color Combinations of Birger Sandzen

  • July 23, 2019 16:02

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Birger Sandzen (1871 - 1954) "Early Fall, Smoky Hill River, Kansas, 1951" Oil on board, 20 x 24 inches AVAILABLE NOW
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Birger Sandzen (1871 - 1954) "Iceberg Peak, Colorado State Park" Oil on board, SOLD
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Birger Sandzen was born in Blidsberg, Sweden in 1871 and spent the majority of his successful career in Lindsborg, Kansas, where he also worked as an art professor at Bethany College. He is best known for his colorful, dynamic landscapes featuring mountain lakes and rivers, boulders, aspen trees and rustic buildings. The style and spirit of his works, though uniquely individual, varied throughout his career from Pointillist and Fauvist, to Expressionist and Post-Impressionist. His artworks are dramatic, exciting and vibrant.

"Iceberg Peak, Colorado State Park" features rich vivid colors with brilliant brushwork. A truly outstanding example of his distinctive style, the surface emphasizes a thick application of paint in a manner reminiscent of Van Gogh or Cezanne. The work showcases his fascination with rich, wonderfully bold color combinations.

“Early Fall”, was painted later in Sandzen's career in 1951. The location is one of the artist's most popular settings, the Smoky Hill River in central Kansas. This is a classic example of his mature work, using a slightly softer and more subdued color palette. The application of paint on the surface, while still energetic and vigorous, is somewhat more restrained.

Birger Sandzen's work is internationally known and has been exhibited and held in the collections of numerous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Uffizi in Florence, the British Museum, the Denver Art Museum, and the Library of Congress.

For additional information about these or other available paintings by early American and California artists, contact Karges Fine Art at (800) 833-9185 or visit www.kargesfineart.com.


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