Svavar Gudnason

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Svavar Guðnason (born November 18, 1909 in Höfn im Hornafjörður , Iceland ; † June 25, 1988 in Reykjavík , Iceland) was an Icelandic painter and member of the artists' association CoBrA . He was one of the most important painters of Icelandic Expressionism , one of the few Icelandic painters who became internationally known. He lived and worked in Denmark for 10 years.

life and work

Svavar studied at the Copenhagen Academy in the 1930s. In 1938 he traveled to Paris. There he met Fernand Léger . Svavar Guðnason lived in Copenhagen during World War II. From 1944 to 1949 he was a member of the artist group Høst and from 1948 of the artist association CoBrA. In 1951 he returned to Iceland.

During the war, some members of the Danish Høst group met at the house of the art collector Elise Johansen in Copenhagen's old town.

“They were joined in 1940 by the Icelandic painter Svavar Guðnason, born in 1909, who in the following year developed a very dynamic and colorful abstract painting style. The Icelander Svavar Guðnason [...] changes in his late works from a very emotional approach to restrained geometric abstraction. "

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Iceland review, Dagmar Trodler, December 8, 2016 Counterfeiting on the art market , accessed on February 17, 2018.
  2. cobra Svavar Guðnason , accessed on February 17, 2018 (English).
  3. artfortune Svavar Guðnason ( Memento of the original from February 18, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed on February 17, 2018. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. ^ Cobra, Willemijn Stokvis, An International Movement in Art after World War II, pages 11, 21, Barcelona 1987, ISBN 3-07-50-9200-2