Jón Stefánsson (artist)

Jón Stefánsson (1881–1962) was Iceland's first modern landscape artists and one of the founders of modern art in Iceland.

He was born in 1881 in Sauðárkrókur. As a student he first studied engineering in Copenhagen, before turning in 1903 to art. He studied at the Teknisk Selekb Skole and at Kristian Zahrtmann's school before meeting Jean Heiberg in Norway in 1908. Together with Henrik Sørensen and Gösta Sandels they went to Paris to study under Matisse. In 1919 Jón's work was exhibited in the Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling in the Den Frie Udstilling in Copenhagen.[1][2][3][4]

The National Gallery of Iceland has a large collection of Jón Stefánsson's work.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ Crystal, David ed (1998) The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  2. ^ Bru, Sascha and Gunther Martens (Eds) (2006) The Invention of Politics in the European Avant-garde (1906–1940), (Volume 19 of Avant garde critical studies), Rodopi
  3. ^ Sawin, M., Scudder, B., Listasafn Íslands., and Corcoran Gallery of Art. (2001) Confronting nature: Icelandic art of the 20th century, Reykjavik: National Gallery of Iceland.
  4. ^ van den Berg, H., and Hjartarson, B. (2013) Icelandic Artists in the Network of the European Avant-Garde: The Cases of Jon Stefansson and Finnur Jonsson. Avant Garde Critical Studies, 28(1), 229–247.
  5. ^ Chilvers, Ian and John Glaves-Smith (2009) A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art, Oxford University Press