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The Birger Sandzén

Collection – Part 1

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The Birger Sandzén Collection – Part 1

(Part 2 – Feb. 2020)

Bidding Open Nov 23rd – Dec. 7th

On Nov. 23rd Circle Auction presents Part 1 of the Birger Sandzén Collection, as a part of our Art + Antiques auction. Online bidding starts Nov. 23rd at 10am and will be open for two weeks. Live online bidding begins Dec.7th at 10am.

The collection is highlighted by five original oil paintings:

  • Cedar and Red Rocks, circa 1922.  Oil on canvas 36″ x 48″
  • The Old Mill, 1929. Oil on canvas 22″ x 28″
  • Utah Farm Barns (Logan, Utah), 1929. Oil on board 20″ x 24″
  • Untitled (Roses), 1915. Oil on canvas 20 1/4″ x 14 1/4″
  • Untitled (Crane and Teapot), 1915. Oil on canvas 20 1/4″ x 14 1/4″

In addition to the original oil paintings, this auction features an original watercolor and 65 signed limited lithographs, woodcuts, and linocuts. Many of the prints are from lower numbered editions. 

Register and bid on CircleAuction.co  If you already have an account with our partner sites, you can also find the auction on Liveauctioneers and Invaluable.



Dec. 4th | 7am – 3pm

Dec. 5th | 7am – 3pm

Dec. 6th | 5pm – 8pm

901 Woodswether Rd. 

Kansas City, MO


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"The American Van Gogh"

Full List of Birger Sandzén Prints Included in Auction: 

  • A Kansas Creek
  • A Mountain Studio (“with warm regards to AL 1934”)
  • Abandoned Mill (sepia ink)
  • Arroyo with Trees
  • At the Timberline
  • Barker Homestead (chop mark “CUNO, PHILA, PA. IMPRESSION)
  • Bennington Lake (chop mark “CUNO, PHILA, PA. IMPRESSION”)
  • Birch and Pine
  • Birches
  • Blue River
  • Blue Valley Farm (“with best wishes to Doris Hancock 1930
  • Colorado Pines
  • Colorado River
  • Coxcombs
  • Creek and Pasture
  • Dry Creek
  • Evening Clouds
  • Farm on Smoky River
  • Fjord Motif
  • Flooded Meadow
  • Glimpse of Smoky River
  • Glimpse of Taxco
  • Gran Quivira
  • Gray Day in the Mountains
  • Hidden Lake
  • Hilly Pasture with Cows
  • Houses by the Canal
  • In the Desert (erased out “Grand Canyon”)
  • In the Foothills
  • In the Garden of the Gods (sepia ink)
  • In the Park
  • Kansas Farm
  • Kansas Stream
  • Lake in the Mountains
  • Lone Pine
  • Magnolias
  • Magnus Carlson’s Homestead
  • Margaret’s Creek
  • Mendenhall
  • Nature’s Bridge (chop mark “CUNO, PHILA, PA. IMPRESSION”)
  • Old Cedar and Rocks (sepia ink)
  • Pond With Willows
  • Rags
  • Rocks and Sea (“Kullen” (Sweden))
  • Sentinel Rock 
  • Smiling Water
  • Stony Pasture with Cottonwood Grove (erased “Trees”)
  • Stream with Cottonwoods
  • Stream with Willows
  • Summer Breeze
  • Sunset in the Mountains
  • Temple of Quetzalcoatl (TeoTihuacan Mexico 1935)
  • The Colonnade
  • The Gateway (sepia ink)
  • The Granite Castle
  • The Prairie Castle
  • The Red Canyon (“Moab, Utah 1927)
  • The Red Cathedral
  • The Winding Stream
  • Three Owls
  • Timberline Snow
  • Top of Salemsborg Hill, Kansas
  • Toward Evening Litho
  • Toward Evening Linocut
  • White Rocks
  • Wildcat Valley Farm (BY MARGARET AND BIRGER)
  • Willows by the Rio Grande

His works are found in every major Kansas art museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, the Library of Congress, the Chicago Art Institute, the Denver Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Museum of Stockholm.


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'Rags' Lithograph

1942, Pencil-Signed, Edition of 50

Est. $400 – $800

Untitled (Roses)

1915, Oil on canvas, 20 1/4″ x 14 1/4″

Est. $10,000 – $15,000

Untitled (Colorado River, Moab, Utah)

circa 1935, Watercolor on paper, 8 3/4″ x 9 7/8″

Est. $3,500 – $5,000

'In the Garden of the Gods'

1917, Lithograph on paper, Edition of 11

Est. $500 – $1,000


1915, Lithograph on paper, Edition of 50

Est. $200 – $400


Our Art + Antiques Auction also features a small collection of Thomas Hart Benton lithographs and an original Benton ink and watercolor landscape, Buccellati sterling candle holders, Ernest Trova sculpture, Erte bronze, Steuben, Lalique, Rookwood, Werner Drewes watercolor, LeCoultre, Reminton bronzes, and a significant Gorham sterling candelabra pair. You can view more info on the rest of the auction here. 


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