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Birger Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery

Birger Sandzén Memorial Art Gallery
401 N. First St.
Lindsborg, KS 67456
Ph: (785) 227-2220

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The focal point of the gallery's art collections is the work of Birger Sandzén. It houses the largest and most extensive collection of his paintings, prints, drawings and watercolors found anywhere in the world. Other artists represented in the collections are Henry Varnum Poor, Doel Reed, Carl Milles, Marsden Hartley, B.J.O. Nordfelt, John Bashor, Lester Raymer, Raymond Jonson, and John Stuart Curry. The gallery also has an impressive collection of prints, ranging from European to American regionalist printmakers, and a variety of art from Asia. The Gallery presents exhibits of work by local and regional as well as nationally recognized artists, music programs, receptions, and docent tours for groups.

Trailer for the Colorado Public Television PBS Documentary "Sandzén: Ecstasy of Color"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQTmu1Qu-LM

Raised in Vastergotland Sweden, Birger Sandzén after studying art in Stockholm and Paris, moved to Lindsborg Kansas at the age of 23 in 1894. Influenced by post-impressionism and the Swedish National Movement, Sandzén found himself entranced by the wide opened spaces and the brilliant light of the American West. A landscape painter compelled by the colors of nature, Sandzén created energetic original mountain and prairie scapes that are truly modern, forging a link from impressionism to abstraction. This documentary follows Sandzén from his Swedish roots to his new homeland in Kansas and on through his many summers spent painting in the Rocky Mountains.



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104 E. Lincoln St.    P.O. Box 70    Lindsborg, KS 67456-0070    Ph: (888) 227-2227    Fx: (785) 227-4128
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