Live Auction

The Fine Sale

Sat, Jun 22, 2019 11:00AM EDT
Lot 80

Birger Sandzén (1871-1954): Autumn Harmony

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Sold for
Sold Price excludes BP

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

Oil on board, 1947, signed 'Birger Sandzen' lower right, signed 'Birger Sandzen', titled, dated and inscribed 'Smoky Hill River, Kansas/Lindsborg Kansas' on the reverse.

20 x 24 in., 25 1/4 x 29 1/4 in. (frame).

Note: Swedish artist Sven Birger Sandzen came to the United States in 1894 to teach languages and assist in the art and music departments at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. He would live and work in Lindsborg for the rest of his life, the town is now home to the Birgen Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery. Sandzen was a prolific painter and printmaker, as well as a talented draftsman and teacher. His subject matter was the Western landscape interpreted in a gestural, thick impasto in bright color combinations that reference Fauvism and Pointillism.

Birger Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery, Lindsborg, KS; Thence by descent.


In excellent condition. Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.