Ásgrímur Jónsson biography

Ásgrímur Jónsson

Painting, Visual Artist

1876 – 1958

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Who was Ásgrímur Jónsson?

Ásgrímur Jónsson was an Icelandic painter, and one of the first in the country to make art a professional living. He studied at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen between 1900-1903 and traveled widely after graduation.

The subjects of his pictures are mostly the landscapes of his home country, particularly mountains. His painting style is similar to the French impressionists like Corot. Some of his pictures also illustrate Icelandic sagas and folk tales.

He was also noted for his murals in various churches in Iceland. A number of his works are on display in the National Gallery of Iceland. Jónsson influenced many artists in Iceland.

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Born
Mar 4, 1876
Also known as
  • Asgrimur Jonsson
Nationality
  • Iceland
Died
Apr 5, 1958
Reykjavik

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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