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George F. Sandström
(1925-2006)

George Sandström was born in Argentina in 1925 and emigrated to the United States in 1950. His formal education was in economics, but he retired from the banking business in 1962 to pursue a career as a free-lance natural history artist. Though self-taught in art, he found success as an illustrator, his work appearing in 40 books, especially the Golden Books series for children, including Seashells of the World (1962), Seashells of North America (1968), Philippine Birds (1971), Tropoical Fish (1975), South Pacific Birds (1976), Woodpeckers of the World (1982) Seashores of the World (1985) and Starfish, Seashells and Crabs (1993). His mineralogical artwork appeared in A Field Guide to the Identification of Rocks and Minerals (1973) and Minerals of the World (1973), both by Charles Sorrell. His paintings have been exhibited at museums and galleries in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Washington DC. During his last years he lived in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. He died June 1, 2006, at the age of 81.

W.E.W.

Reference:
Robinson, S. (1987) Mineral art today. Rocks & Minerals, 62 (5), 328-343.

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Number of artworks found: 10 | Artworks being viewed: 9 to 10

The Mineralogical Record: George F. Sandström - Franklin Rhodonite Franklin Rhodonite
Rhodonite from the Buckwheat mine, Franklin, New Jersey. Watercolor on art board, size unknown (1973). Painted for publication in Minerals of the World (1973), utilizing specimens selected from the collections of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; Ward's Natural Science Establishment in Rochester, New York; the University of Missouri at Rolla; and Bryn Mawr College (the George S. Vaux and Theodore Rand collections). Disposition of original painting: unknown, but probably retained by the publisher. Copyright 1973 by Western Publishing Company.
The Mineralogical Record: George F. Sandström - Sphalerite Sphalerite
Sphalerite from Miami, Oklahoma (top left), and Galena, Kansas. Painted for publication in Minerals of the World (1973), utilizing specimens selected from the collections of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; Ward's Natural Science Establishment in Rochester, New York; the University of Missouri at Rolla; and Bryn Mawr College (the George S. Vaux and Theodore Rand collections). Disposition of original painting: unknown, but probably retained by the publisher. Copyright 1973 by Western Publishing Company.
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