City of Reykjavik to set up art museum celebrating work of Nína Tryggvadóttir

Artist Nína Tryggvadóttir, 1913 – 1968 is one of Iceland's ...

Artist Nína Tryggvadóttir, 1913 – 1968 is one of Iceland's most important abstract expressionist artists. Photo/ National Gallery of Iceland

The Reykjavik City Council signed a declaration of intent between the city and couple Una Dóra Copley and Scott Jeffries to set up an art museum to celebrate the work of famous Icelandic artist Nína Tryggvadóttir. 

A painting by Nína Tryggvadóttir showing Lækjargata in central Reykjavik.

A painting by Nína Tryggvadóttir showing Lækjargata in central Reykjavik. Mbl.is/ Árni Sæberg

Una Copley is the artist's daughter. Tryggvadóttir who died in 1968, is one of Iceland's most important abstract expressionist artists and one of the few female Icelandic artists of her generation. She worked mostly in paint but was also famed for her stained glass work and moisaics. 

Sigurður Björn Blöndal of the Reykjavik City Council, Una Dóra ...

Sigurður Björn Blöndal of the Reykjavik City Council, Una Dóra Copley and Scott Jeffires. Artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (Shoplifter) is standing behind them. Ljósmynd/Reykjavíkurborg

Una Copley and her husband donated their art collection to the City of Reykjavik.  The City aims to find a spot for the Tryggvadóttir museum at the Reykjavik Art Museum in the Harbour House. 

The famous altarpiece of Skálholtskirkja is a mosaic by Nína ...

The famous altarpiece of Skálholtskirkja is a mosaic by Nína Tryggvadóttir. Styrmir Kári

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