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Louisa Matthiasdottir

(American, 1917–2000)

girl with sheep by louisa matthiasdottir

Louisa Matthiasdottir

Girl with Sheep, 1982

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girl with sheep by louisa matthiasdottir

Louisa Matthiasdottir

Girl with Sheep, 1982

Price on Request

Biography

Timeline

1917
Born in Reykjavik, Iceland
1934 - 1936
Attended Kunsthåndværkerskolen (School of Arts and Crafts) in Denmark
1938
Studied at Maison Watteau school with Marcel Gromaire
1942
Moved to New York, NY
1943
Began studying at the Arts Student's League but left to attend the Hoffman School
1944
Married Leland Bell
1988
Awarded the Knight's Cross of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon
1996
Received The American-Scandinavian Foundation's Cultural Award
1998
Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters
2000
Died in in New Delhi, NY

Exhibitions

2012
Pastels, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
2011
Blaine, Broderick, Francis, Freilicher, Jaffe, Matthiasdottir, Rivers, Tibor De Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
Louisa Matthiasdottir: Large Paintings, Tibor De Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
2010
Louisa Matthiasdottir: Small Paintings, Tibor De Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
2009
Table, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects & Gallery Schlesinger, New York, NY
Home, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
From Unuhus to Eighth Street, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2008
Louisa Matthiasdottir: Selected Paintings, Tibor De Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
2007
Portraits, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
Louisa Matthiasdottir & Leland Bell: Still Lifes – from a Shared Life, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
2006
Gallery Selections, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
Modern and Contemporary Masters, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
Modernism and the Hofmann School, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2005
Leland Bell, Louisa Matthiasdottir: Works on Paper, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
Modern and Contemporary Masters: Modernism and the Hofmann School, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
On the Road Again, Marymount College of Fordham University, New York, NY
Lives/Still Lives, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
Scapes/Landscapes, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
Helion and American Art, National Academy Museam, New York, NY
2004 - 2006
Louisa Matthiasdottir: A Retrospective, Scandinavia House: Nordic Center in America, New York, NY; traveled to Nordic Embassy Complex, Berlin, Germany; North Atlantic House, Copenhagen, Denmark; Akureryi Art Museum, Akureryi, Iceland (solo exhibition)
2004
Brick Walk Books and Fine Art, West Harford, CT (solo exhibition)
Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York, NY

Public Collections

Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Kjarvalstaðir, Iceland
Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Gerdarsafn, Kopavogur Art Museum,Kopavogur,Iceland
Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho Art Institute, ID
Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC