Jóhannes S. Kjarval

 

Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval (1885–1972) has a unique place in Icelandic cultural history, as one of the nation's most beloved artists of all time. He was a legend in his own lifetime, and in the eyes of many he was the archetypal romantic bohemian artist. He had his roots in traditional Icelandic farming society, and his life and art were inextricably entwined with the nation's cultural renaissance in the early 20th century. He is best known for his interpretation of nature, and especially the mystical visual world manifested in his art. In Kjarval's long artistic career, his basic vision remained the same – that nature is alive – although the emphases of his work evolved and changed over the years.

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Artist´s exhibitions

Eternal Recurrence, composite photo. Ragnar Kjartansson, photo: Jörg Gläscher and Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval, author unknown.
Kjarvalsstaðir
27.03.202119.09.2021
Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Mt. Dyrfjöll, 1927.
Kjarvalsstaðir
25.06.202014.03.2021
Kjarvalsstaðir
22.02.202014.06.2020
Jóhannes S. Kjarval
Kjarvalsstaðir
25.05.201916.02.2020
Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Esja 10. febrúar 1959.
Kjarvalsstaðir
06.10.201828.04.2019
Kjarval, Picture, 1929, oil on canvas.
Kjarvalsstaðir
13.01.201829.04.2018
Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Mt. Skjaldbreiður (From Grafningur), 1962, oil on linen, 204x154 cm.
Kjarvalsstaðir
22.08.201630.12.2017
KINGDOM - Flora, Fauna, Fable
Hafnarhús
28.05.201618.09.2016
Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Warrior Maiden, 1961.
Kjarvalsstaðir
05.02.201621.08.2016
Kjarvalsstaðir
19.06.201503.01.2016
Kjarvalsstaðir
17.01.201515.03.2015
Kjarvalsstaðir
16.10.201404.01.2015
Kjarvalsstaðir
27.09.201418.01.2015
Kjarvalsstaðir
01.02.201412.10.2014
Kjarvalsstaðir
05.10.201326.01.2014
Kjarvalsstaðir
21.12.201220.05.2013
Kjarvalsstaðir
27.01.201216.12.2012
Kjarvalsstaðir
19.11.201115.01.2012
Kjarvalsstaðir
05.02.201125.04.2011
Kjarvalsstaðir
27.01.201116.12.2011