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Lindsborg in McPherson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Birger Sandzén

 
 
Birger Sandzén Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
1. Birger Sandzén Marker
Inscription.  

To the plains and mountains of America's West came not only waves of pioneers but also immigrants directly from Europe. Swedish painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1954) arrived in Lindsborg at the age of 23 on September 4, 1894, to teach at Bethany College. Plans for three years in America changed to sixty, with fifty-two of those years spent in memorable teaching. He also became regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized. Studies in Stockholm and Paris gave his paintings a vigorous brushstroke and a vibrant palette equal to the beauty and sunlight of America's landscape.

The Birger Sandzén Memorial Art Gallery is located two blocks west.
 
Erected by Peoples Bank and Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. A significant historical date for this entry is September 4, 1984.
 
Location. 38° 34.69′ N, 97° 40.245′ W. Marker is in Lindsborg, Kansas, in McPherson County. Marker is at the intersection of Olsson Street and the Välkommen Trail, on the right when traveling west on Olsson Street. Touch for map

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. Marker is in this post office area: Lindsborg KS 67456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Messiah Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Messiah Chorus (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carl Aaron Swensson (about 700 feet away); Bethany College (about 800 feet away); 9/11 Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dag Hammarskjöld (approx. 0.2 miles away); Womans Missionary Society (approx. Ľ mile away); The Terrible Swedes • Coach Ray Hahn • Dr. Ted Kessinger (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lindsborg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Birger Sandzén Bio at Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery. (Submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Sven Birger Sandzén Bio at Kansapedia. (Submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Geology and the Art of Birger Sandzén. (Submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Birger Sandzén Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
2. Birger Sandzén Marker
Birger Sandzén's Home in Lindsborg KS image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2012
3. Birger Sandzén's Home in Lindsborg KS
Birger Sandzén's Studio in Lindsborg KS image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2012
4. Birger Sandzén's Studio in Lindsborg KS
Sandzén Family Plot in Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg KS image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2012
5. Sandzén Family Plot in Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg KS
Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery on the Bethany College Campus image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
6. Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery on the Bethany College Campus
Birger Sandzén Mural in Lindsborg Post Office image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
7. Birger Sandzén Mural in Lindsborg Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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