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Birger Sandzen

Birth place or City of origin: Stockholm
State of origin: Sweden
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Start/Birth date: 1871
Death/End date: 1954

Birger Sandzen's early years in Stockholm were critical to the development of the artist's style as he immersed himself in studying the various galleries of portraits and landscapes at the National Museum. Before he traveled to the West and Southwest of the United States in 1899, Sandzen traveled throughout the Swedish countryside completing works in plein air that reveal the artist's already sophisticated technique of beautifully capturing his natural surroundings. The present work is an exceptional early example from Sandzen's prolific career conceived in a unique and considerably modern composition, with a high horizon line and blossoms that take on an almost abstract patterning against the expanse of a meadow.

 

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