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Expressions - Confederation of Labour Art Collection at Akureyri Art Museum
1. January 2019
Confederation of Labour Art Collection
August 25ᵗʰ 2018 - February 17ᵗʰ 2019
The Confederation of Labour Art Collection consists of many gems from Icelandic art history. The collection was started with a gift from the businessman Ragnar Jónsson of Smári, a well known art supporter/collector, who donated 120 artworks to the Confederation of Labour. Since its beginning in 1961 the collection has steadily grown larger.
In this exhibition, Expressions, one can see portraits by artists that made their clear mark on Icelandic art history such as Gunnlaugur Scheving, Jón Stefánsson, Júlíana Sveinsdóttir, Jón Engilberts, Kristján Davíðsson, Sigurður Sigurðsson, Snorri Arinbjarnar, Nína Tryggvadóttir, Þorvaldur Skúlason and Jóhannes Kjarval. The paintings are from 1920-1957 and provide a good insight into portraits from this period.
Curators: Elísabet Gunnarsdóttir and Hlynur Hallsson.