Between 1908 and 1952, Kansas painter Birger Sandzén spent nearly every summer here and thus became one of the most important artists to have ever worked in Colorado. In the 1920s, Sandzén taught at the Broadmoor Academy, the predecessor to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Appropriately, the CSFAC is where a major solo devoted to his work, titled Sandzén in Colorado, is being mounted.
This is a tremendously important exhibit for us to do, says Blake Milteer, the CSFACs museum director and the curator of this show. It was in Colorado that Sandzén came into his own stylistically. Its where the Western light and color informed his work.
See the show through January 8, 2012, at the CSFAC, 30 West Dale Street in Colorado Springs; for information about the exhibit, call 719-634-5583 or go to www.csfineartscenter.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 30. Continues through Jan. 8, 2011