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KJARVAL, Johannes S. (1885 - 1972), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KJARVAL, Johannes S. (1885 - 1972), Painter

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Icelandic, 20th century, male.

Born 1885, in Efriey; died 1972.


[not available online]Johannes S. Kjarval trained in London, and then at the Kunstakademi in Copenhagen from 1915 to 1917. He made several journeys, notably to Italy. Together with Jon Stefansson, he is regarded as the most important modern Icelandic artist. He painted a great many portraits and landscapes of Iceland in a figurative technique with a trace

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