Gunnar Örn Gunnarson was born on December 2 in Reykjavik.
Moves to Copenhagen, where he continues to study the cello.
Turns to painting.
Returns to Iceland, becomes a fisherman on the Icelandic South Coast and continues painting.
Travels to Paris.
Second stay in Copenhagen
Returns to Iceland. Lives and paints in Reykjavik.
Travels to Paris, Rome, London and Sweden.
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.
Moves to the countryside near Hella.
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.
Represented at XLIII Biennale di Venezia.
Solo exhibition at Achim Moeller Fine Art, New York.
Solo exhibitions at Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen.
Dies on March 28. Hommage à Gunnar Örn, Art Basel 39, Moeller Fine Art.
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 Museet, Stockholm Nationalmuseum, Stockhol