Biografie von Sven Birger SANDZÉN (1871-1954)

Birth place: Bildsberg, Sweden

Death place: Lindsborg, KS

Addresses: Lindsborg, KS

Profession: Painter, graphic artist, educator, writer, illustrator, engraver, lithographer

Studied: Stockholm Art Lg., with Zorn, Bergh, Erlandsson; in Paris, with Aman-Jean.

Exhibited: Kansas City Artists, 1917 (prize); S. Indp. A., 1917-18; PAFA Ann., 1918; Phila. WCC, 1922 (prize); Taos SA, 1922; AIC. Awards: Knight of the Swedish Royal Order of the North Star.

Member: AWCS; SAGA; Calif. WC Soc.; Phila. WCC; Prairie Print Makers; Chicago SE.

Work: LOC; NYPL; Stockholm Art Mus.; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; AIC; BM; Yale Univ. Art Gal.; Mus. New Mexico, Santa Fe; British Mus., London, etc.; mural, USPO, Lindsborg, KS; SandzÈn Mem. Gal., Lindsborg.

Comments: Best known for landscapes of the Rocky Mountains, created in a bold Post-Impressionist style as blockprints, lithographs, and paintings. Position: WPA artist; teacher, Broadmoor, 1923-24; also taught in Denver and at Utah State College; hd. of art school, Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS. Author, "With Brush & Pencil."

Sources: WW53; WW47; P&H Samuels, 419; Falk, Exh. Record Series.

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