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Overview Exhibition of Barbara Árnason’s Art

On the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the artist Barbara Árnason (1911-1975), an overview exhibition of her work opened at the Gerdarsafn Art Museum in Kópavogur on April 19 by President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.

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The exhibition includes more than 250 pieces of art by Árnason in addition to a number of illustrated books and other illustrations, prints, watercolors and textile work made from Icelandic wool. Many of the items on display are privately owned and have never been exhibited publicly before, a press release states.

Árnason was born and raised in England, where she studied art. She was asked to illustrate retellings from the Icelandic sagas shortly after graduating, which sparked her interest in Iceland.

She traveled to Iceland in 1936 where she met sculptor and painter Magnús Á. Árnason. They married in 1937 and that same year she moved to Iceland.

The exhibition, which is conducted by Gudbjörg Kristjánsdóttir, will run through June 5.

For further information, visit the museum’s website.

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