Louisa Matthiasdottir

1917-2002

Louisa Matthíasdóttir was an Icelandic-American painter. Matthíasdóttir studied art in Copenhagen and spent a year studying with Marcel Gromaire in Paris. In 1942, she moved to New York to continue her studies under the tutelage of Hans Hoffman. Matthíasdóttir painted figures, animals, buildings and landscapes of Iceland and Maine with a directness and clarity achieved through bold bands of color and broad brushwork. These simplified elemental shapes reflect the scale, breath, grandeur and sparseness of her visual heritage. Her work is represented in many public collections, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Reykjavík Art Museum.

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Louisa Matthiasdottir

Bowl of Fruit, 1983

Pastel on paper

12.25 x 19 in

LMT001

$6,000

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Louisa Matthiasdottir

Maine Landscape, 1975

Oil on canvas

8.375 x 12.5 in 

LMT002

$12,000

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Louisa Matthiasdottir

Study for Blaze and Mischka, c. 1985

Oil on canvas

9 x 12 in 

LMT003

SOLD

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