Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval

Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval

Birth
Iceland
Death 13 Apr 1972 (aged 86)
Reykjavik, Höfuðborgarsvæði, Iceland
Burial Reykjavik, Höfuðborgarsvæði, Iceland
Memorial ID 23744863 · View Source
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Painter. Considered one of the outstanding Icelandic painters, his most important works portray the nature of his country. After working as a sailor in his youth, he came to Denmark to study at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts from 1914 to 1918. The following years he travelled around Scandinavia and Italy before settling in Iceland in 1922. The art museum Kjarvalsstaðir in Reykjavík was opened shortly after his death and houses a permanent exhibition of many of his works.

Bio by: Erik Skytte


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  • Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
  • Added: 4 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23744863
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval (15 Oct 1885–13 Apr 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23744863, citing Fossvogskirkjugarður, Reykjavik, Höfuðborgarsvæði, Iceland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .