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Birger Sandzen Linocut

(Item: SANDZ)
BIRGER SANDZEN Titled: "A Kansas Lanscape," 1935, Greenough #77.

An original linocut print by Birger SandzÚn (Swedish / American, 1871-1954), the founder in 1930 of the Prairie Print Makers, titled and signed in pencil by the artist. The image size is 6 3/8" x 9"; the sheet size is 9-1/2 x 12 inches.

The quality of the impression and inking is excellent. There are no signs that this sheet has ever been matted and framed. There are two small tears on the left margin, both more than an inch away from the field of the print; the larger of the two is less than 3/8 of an inch long, the smaller about 1/4 of an inch.

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Sandzen was a charter member of the Prairie Print Makers an organization begun in 1930 by himself, Lloyd Foltz and nine other artists including Herschel Logan, CA Seward, Norma and Arthur Hall, Charles Capps, Leo Courtney, CA Hotvedt, and Edmond Kopietz. Over the years the Prairie Print Makers expanded by invitation only to include regionalists and graphic artists such as Charles Rogers, John Stuart Curry, Stow Wengenroth, Gene Kloss, Gustave Baumann, William Dickerson, Glen Golton, Doel Reed, John Costigan and others.

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