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Birger Sandzen

 (1871 - 1954)
Birger Sandzen was active/lived in Kansas, Colorado / Sweden.  Birger Sandzen is known for abstract richly colored landscape and still life painting.

circa 1913

Biography   Birger Sandzen


Born Blidsberg, Sweden, Feb. 5, 1871; died Lindsborg, June 19, 1954. Painter, specialized in landscapes. Etcher. Engraver. Lithographer. Teacher. Attended the College and Academy of Skara as a pupil of Olof Erlandsson.

After graduation from Skara College, Sandzén spent a semester at Lund University attending art history lectures and continuing the study of French.  Following Lund University he went to the technical high school at Stockholm, where he studied perspective and form drawing.

Sandzén joined a group of young artists and they rented a studio at Anders Zorn's suggestion. They received instruction from Zorn as well as Richard Bergh, a well-known portrait painter and Per Hasselberg, one of Sweden'

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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