My cousin took me to Birger Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery at the Bethany College in Kansas. I hadn’t been familiar with Sandzen’s work before. He has created art in many different medias from watercolors to writing books. He will probably be best remember as an incredible wood block prints. I love all the detail that he can achieve in his wood block prints. I bought several cards bearing his images that day. You can check out more about his life here.
I’m sure my cousin could pipe in and add better details to my story. He, being born and raised in Kansas, takes pride in claiming Sandzen as his own. The entire town of Lindsborg, Kansas has great memories for me. The town has a Swedish flair and I even tried pickled herring there for the very first and last time. Actually after one bite, I made my cousin eat my portion for me. Trust me, it’s definitely a food that doesn’t need to be pickled. Good times!