Artist of the moment….Birger Sandzen

Birger Sandzen, also known as Sven Birger Sandzen, was a wonderful painter of the American landscape with a colorist palette. Sandzen was born in the year 1871 in Blidsburg, Sweden.Sandzen was a wonderful oil painter and printmaker. I enjoy his paintings of trees the most!

At the age of 10 years old began to take classes from a professional artist.

price range information: Woodcuts and prints can be found for at $1,500 to larger oils costing as much as $200,000.

He studied briefly at the University of Lund. He left college and ended up studying with a more informal group of artists that were learning from the master Anders Zorn. After learning from this great master Zorn recommended Sandzen move to Paris. Whilst in Paris Sandzen learned about the new movements of pointillism and impressionism.

In 1894 the artist relocated to the United States and was a collegiate art professor at Bethany College located in Kansas.

In this clip we view a segment from documentary by Colorado Public Television on Birger Sandzen:

Birger Sandzen passed away in 1954 at the age of 83 years old.

If you enjoy the way this artist paints trees check out other artists Albert Handell, Richard Schmid, Lynn Boggess, and Peter Hoffer. All of these artists have unique and wonderful techniques of painting the tree.


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