Astrid Andreasen

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The octopus Sepiola atlantica on a Faroese postage stamp from February 11, 2002. The American-Icelandic stamp critic Don Brandt, respectfully: Only marine researchers can find this creature beautiful .

Astrid Jóhanna Andreasen (* 1948 in Vestmanna , Faroe Islands ) is a Faroese textile artist, postage stamp designer and marine researcher with a focus on scientific illustrations.

Andreasen started art at an early age by illustrating the poetry books of her father, a teacher in Vestmanna . From 1968 she went to the craft school in Kerteminde / Denmark with the intention of becoming an embroidery teacher . In the 1970s she worked as a therapist at the National Hospital in Tórshavn , teaching the mentally disabled to express themselves through embroidery, painting and other art forms. From 1982 she learned drawing and pictorial weaving at the art academy in Aarhus and from 1990 at the Jerlesborg School in Tjarnö / Sweden scientific illustration with a focus on marine animals. This last training crowned her career as a marine scientist together with her husband, a Faroese deep-sea diver. Today Astrid Andreasen is the only artist at the Natural History Museum of the Faroe Islands and internationally known among the collectors of the Postverk Føroya stamps .

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