He was a unique artist, and he was not afraid of color he really went for it, Hassel notes. He really fell in love with the States, and found himself as an artist when he saw the mountains; some say he discovered a link between impressionism and abstraction. He lived all his life in an isolated part of the country, but he still made something of himself. He was very influential, and his work got out there. He showed in all the big cities.
Learn all about it when Hassels finished documentary, Sandzén: Ecstasy of Color, premieres tonight at 6 p.m. and again at 11 p.m. on Channel 12, offering an alternative to holiday hoopla for folks done in by Christmas dinner and ready to cocoon; Hassel says it wont be seen again by the public until screenings in Lindsborg next spring.
Sat., Dec. 25, 6 & 11 p.m., 2010