Birger Sandzen (1871 - 1954)
Dry Creek, (Wild Horse Creek, Graham County, Kansas), 1915
oil on canvas
24 x 36 inches
37.25 x 47.5 inches (frame)
signed lower right: Birger Sandzen
This beautiful painting by the artist painted in 1915 depicts a scene from one of Sandzen’s favored sites for landscape painting, Wild Horse Creek in Graham County, Kansas. The artist’s in-laws had a farm there in the northwestern region of Kansas, and from 1906 onward, the Sandzen family enjoyed visiting for extended periods of time in the summer. "Dry Creek" is listed in the Sandzen card catalog as #159 at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, Kansas.
The painting appears to be in good condition. There are light tension cracks in the paint running vertically throughout the painting. Under UV examination, there is no evidence of restoration or inpainting.
]Private Collection, Dallas, Texas