Nelson Sandgren CV

Nelson Sandgren

Department of Art Faculty, Oregon State University 1948-1986

* Born December 17, 1917 – Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada

* Childhood in Canada and Chicago, Illinois

* Good Schooling in Chicago was influential in fostering

Sandgren’s interest in drawing and design

* Adolescent years continued to influence him toward an artistic

career with inspiring training at high school in Chicago

and Portland , Oregon

* College years, 1937 – 1943, at Linfield College and the

 University of Oregon provided a rich background and

 training in painting, drawing and lithography

* Three and one-half years U.S. Army Infantry officer with

overseas duty in Leyte and Luzon, Philippines

* M.F.A. at University of Oregon, 1947

* Old Mexico, 1948 – 6 months at the University of Michoacan

* Began teaching at Oregon State University, September 1948

*Returned to Mexico to study painting, fresco and lithography

with Maestro Alfredo Zalce at the University of

Michoacan, Morelia, for one year – a leave of absence 

from Oregon State University, 1951 – 1952

* Post graduate study at the Illinois Institute of Design,

Chicago, 1953

* Taught painting, watercolor, drawing, basic design and lithography

at Oregon State University

* Received four sabbatical leaves while at Oregon State University,

            each spent painting, visiting artists and galleries of

            art and major museums in Europe with many months residence

            in Spain           

* Sandgren’s work has been exhibited widely for many years in

one-man exhibitions, invitational and competitive

exhibitions in oil, watercolor and lithography