The Artists

Louisa Matthíasdóttir
“I start painting, and that’s about it”

Louisa Matthíasdóttir, The Artists
Portrait of Louisa Matthíasdóttir

At first, the blocky figures and flat colors that populate Louisa Matthíasdóttir’s paintings seem almost childlike, naive. But stay with them for a moment and a strange thing happens. The floor you're standing on drops out from under your feet, the air fills with the smell of saltwater and you are enveloped by the stillness of a quiet Icelandic afternoon.

Louisa Matthíasdóttir was an Icelandic Woman Artist born on February 20, 1917. Matthíasdóttir died on February 26, 2000.

Still Life with Frying Pan and Red Cabbage, Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Still Life with Frying Pan and Red Cabbage 1979

Icelandic landscape with sheep, Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Icelandic landscape with sheep 1984

Still life with Chinese eggplant and squash, Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Still life with Chinese eggplant and squash 1984

Three Sheep, Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Three Sheep 1988

Village Scene, Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Village Scene 1991

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