24.912.11 2006

Gunnlaugur Scheving

Gunnlaugur Scheving (1904-1972) was one of Iceland’s leading figurative artists. He belonged to a movement which in the 1930s broke with the accepted tradition of landscape painting from the turn of the century and instead went on to develop a distinctive and individual pictorial idiom. He started exploring themes that included people in their working situations, fishermen at sea and imaginary figures in rural settings.

The 64 pictures in the exhibition are a loan from the Icelandic Museum of Art, where the most important collection of Scheving’s work resides.