Jónsson, Einar

Jónsson, Einar

(ā`när yōn`sôn), 1874–1954, Icelandic sculptor and painter. His subjects were drawn from Nordic mythology, Icelandic folklore, and the Bible. His statue of the explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni is in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. In Reykjavik, Iceland, there is a museum of his work.
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Jónsson, Einar

 

Born May 11, 1874, in Galtafell; died Oct. 18,1–954, in Reykjavík. Icelandic sculptor.

From 1893 to 1899, Jónsson studied in Copenhagen under S. Sinding and at the Academy of Arts. He worked in the USA from 1915 to 1919. Jónsson was the greatest Icelandic sculptor of the 20th century. He created monumental compositions close in style to the art nouveau, such as the monument to Ingólfur Arnarson in Reykjavík, and realist portraits.

REFERENCE

[Gröndai, B., and C. Behrens.] Einar Jónsson. Stockholm, 1954.
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