Birger Sandzén

(Swedish-American, 1871-1954)     Born in Sweden, Sven Birger Sandzén was a printmaker, painter, and teacher.  Known mostly for his paintings, Sandzén’s style is unusual in its thick application of impasto in bold and bright color combinations, interpreting the landscape of the western United States.  His lithographs were often gestural drawings done as studies to his later paintings. Sandzén taught at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas.  He belonged to New York Watercolor Club; California Watercolor Society; Philadelphia Watercolor Club; Prairie Print Makers; Prairie Water Color Painters; Chicago Society of Etchers; Smoky Hill Art Club; Taos Society of Artists(Associate Member).  His work is in collections throughout U.S. and Europe.

Prairie Stream | SOLD

Moonrise in the Foot Hills

Creek and Pasture

Pond at Moonrise - SOLD

Morland Lake


The Brook

Kansas Creek - SOLD

Veteran Pines

Glimpse of Smoky River - SOLD

Sunset - McPherson County, Kansas - SOLD

Summer Landscape

Smoky River

In the Heart of the Rockies - Long Peak, Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park - SOLD

Mountains and Plains, Manitou, Colorado - SOLD

Moonrise - SOLD

Rocks and Aspens Rocky Mountain National Park, CO - SOLD