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Sæmundur Hólm: The first Icelander to study at an art academy

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Sæmundur Hólm: The first Icelander to study at an art academy

Sæmundur Hólm the artist

Sæmundur Hólm the artist

A remarkable feature of this area is the number of notable artists it has produced. One such individual was Kjarval, a fine 20th century landscape artist who often came to paint in the locality. When he stayed at Kirkjubæjarklaustur there was a young lad who became his regular companion, wishing to learn all he could from the master. In later life this boy went abroad to study art and would achieve international acclaim under the name Erró.
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