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Famous Artists from Iceland

List of the most popular artists from Iceland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Icelander artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Icelander artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

This list contains artists like Þórarinn B. Þorláksson and Muggur.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Iceland?" and "Who are the most well-known Icelander artists?"

For further information on these historic Icelander artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Icelander artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
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  • Ólafur Elíasson
    The Weather Project, The aerial river series, Multiple grotto
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art
    • Nationality: Iceland, Denmark
    • Art Forms: Installation art
  • Dieter Roth
    Literaturwurst, Basel on the Rhine, Snow
    • Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Op art, Fluxus
    • Nationality: Iceland, Germany
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Installation art, Painting, Printmaking
  • Maine, Girl with Bicycle and Recumbent Man, Three Sheep and House
    • Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Nationality: Iceland, United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Lava at Bessastadir
    • Birthplace: Iceland
    • Nationality: Iceland
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • The Sun Voyager
    • Birthplace: Iceland
    • Nationality: Iceland
    • Art Forms: Sculpture