Exhibitions & Collections


Throughout his career, Birger Sandzén exhibited extensively throughout the United States and in Sweden. As his biographer Emory Lindquist wrote, “records indicate that Sandzén sent his paintings, watercolors, and prints to more than 600 exhibitions, ranging from one or two items shown in a collective exhibition to one-man shows.” His first recorded one-person exhibition was held at Martin’s Art Shop in Wichita around 1909 and his final exhibition during his life occurred in 1953 when two of his prints were featured in the National Exhibition of Prints at the Library of Congress from May through August.

Major annual group exhibitions that Sandzén exhibited in include:

  • The Annual High School Art Exhibit in McPherson, Kansas.
  • The Kansas State Fair Fine Art Show in Topeka, Kansas.
  • The Swedish-American Art Exhibition at the Swedish Club in Chicago, Illinois.

Selected Major Exhibitions featuring work by Birger Sandzen:

  • 1915 November Annual Art Exhibit McPherson, Kansas
  • 1916 Jan. 10 – 12 Exhibition at the City Club Kansas City, Missouri

Click here to view a partial list of Sandzén artwork in museums throughout the United States