(Sven) Birger Sandzén (1871–1954) came to Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas in 1894 from Sweden. He developed a unique style of painting that put him in class by himself. He appreciated the great outdoors and the color and light in Kansas and took advantage of these conditions in his art work. As a friend and colleague of geologist Fritiof Fryxell, Sandzén had ample time to learn some ‘formal’ geology. He had an appreciation for rocks from childhood and his unique painting style has a special three-dimensional aspect that reflect his interest in and his understanding of geology. He ranks as one of the première artists of Kansas and is recognized as one of the outstanding American artists of the 20th Century.
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