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.)

Chronology

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 Museet, Stockholm
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm