Artist

Gunnar Örn

untitled, 1989
ink on paper
62 x 85.1 cm (24 ⅜ x 33 ⅟₂ in.)
untitled, 1989
ink on paper
64.5 x 85.1 cm (25 ⅜ x 33 ⅟₂ in.)
untitled, 1989
ink and watercolor on paper
59.4 x 85.1 cm (23 ⅜ x 33 ⅟₂ in.)
Landscape, 1987
oil on canvas
124.5 x 104.2 cm (49 x 41 in.)
Listening to Silence, 1987
oil on canvas
139.7 x 114.3 cm (55 x 45 in.)

1946
Gunnar Örn Gunnarson was born on December 2 in Reykjavik.

1963
Moves to Copenhagen, where he continues to study the cello.

1964
Turns to painting.

1965
Returns to Iceland, becomes a fisherman on the Icelandic South Coast and continues painting.

1971
Travels to Paris.

1973
Second stay in Copenhagen

1975
Returns to Iceland. Lives and paints in Reykjavik.

1976
Travels to Paris, Rome, London and Sweden.

1985
Meets Edward Fry and Achim Moeller in Reykjavik. First New York exhibition, travels to New York, purchase of The Great Dream by The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Represented at Bienal in Saõ Paulo

1986

Moves to the countryside near Hella.

1987
Travels to Japan, exhibition at Seibu Museum "Scandinavian Art, 19 Artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden." Gift to Seibu Museum by Nordic Council of Ministers of A Word in an Ear.

1988
Represented at XLIII Biennale di Venezia.

1989
Solo exhibition at Achim Moeller Fine Art, New York.

2000/2004
Solo exhibitions at Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen.

2008
Dies on March 28. Hommage à Gunnar Örn, Art Basel 39, Moeller Fine Art.

2009
Art Forum Berlin, Moeller Fine Art.

Museums and Public Collections
National Gallery of Iceland, Reykavik
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Seibu Museum, Tokyo
Moderna Museeet, Stockholm
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

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