Ásmundur Sveinsson, a pioneer of Icelandic sculpture, was inspired by the nature and literature of his country as well as by the people itself. His massive, powerful and sometimes provocative works are akin to the wondrous formations that can be seen in Icelandic nature. Drawing on main artistic currents, he adapted international styles to create works with a distinctive national character.
This book is made in co-operation with the Reykjavík Art Museum.
Text by: Gunnar B. Kvaran (b. 1955) earned a PhD in art history from l´Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, in 1986. He served as Director of the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum in Reykjavík from 1983 to 1989 (a position incorporated into the responsibilities of the director of the Reykjavík Municipal Art Museum since 1989). From 1989 to 1997, Kvaran was director of the Reykjavík Art Museum, and from 1997 to 2001 he was director of the Bergen Art Museum. He has served as director of the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo since 2001.
© Art Editions Ltd.
Publisher: Gudrun Publishing
Artworks by Ásmundur Sveinsson © Ásmundur Sveinsson Estate / Reykjavik Art Museum / Háskólinn í Reykjavík / Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík
Photos © Reykjavík Art Museum
Text © Gunnar B. Kvaran
Project management: Bjorn Jonasson
Design: Helgi Hilmarsson
Text editor: Shauna Laurel Jones
Product Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 1.2 cm
Hardcover: 88 pages