My dreamland in the North – Karen Agnete Þórarinsson

14 January – 4 March 2012


The painter Karen Agnete (1903-1992) was one of many Danish women who married an Icelander and moved with their husbands back to Iceland from Copenhagen in the first half of the 20th century, after both having studied at the Danish Art Academy.  She was fascinated by Iceland and Icelanders, and for six decades she painted and exhibited her works all over Iceland and became a respected and well known painter here. This exhibition highlights the types of paintings she concentrated on, portraits, moods of nature, flowers and still life. The exhibition‘s title is a line from the poem “Bláskógavegur” by Einar Benediktsson.

The exhibition is curated by Hrafnhildur Schram.

Further information on Karen Agnete.


Sunday 22 January 3 p.m.
Kjarvalsstaðir – Karen Agnete
Curator’s talk with Hrafnhildur Schram.

Sunday 4 March 3 p.m.
Kjarvalsstaðir – Karen Agnete
Gallery talk with historian Sigurlaugur Ingólfsson.

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Karen Agnete

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