About Muggur Muggur (Guðmundur Thorsteinsson) was born on the 5 th of September 1891. Muggur was 12 years old when he moved with his family to Denmark and there he learned his art. Muggur also studied in Germany, USA and Italy. Muggur sailed to Italy 1921 to work on a triptych. On this journey he wrote his famous children´s story Dimmalimm. Muggur died in Denmark the 26 th of July 1924
The work of Muggur Muggur was versatile artist. He did collages, coal- and chalk pictures. He also made pencil-, watercolours- and oil paintings. Muggur whittled animals and did patchwork etc. Muggur was also know as a good actor. He played in Icelandic movie. He was fond of fairy-tales of knights, trolls and hidden peoples.
And then the work started. The pupils got there guidance from our art teacher, Anna. The theme was trolls.
Christmas greetings: Children of trolls Watercolours Picture by 2 nd grade pupil Watercolours
About Nína Nína (Jónína Tryggvadóttir) was born on the 16 th of March 1913. Nína was taught drawing by Ásgrímur Jónsson, one of the pioneers of Icelandic art. She went to private art school run by painters Finnur Jónsson and Jóhann Briem. Nína moved to Copenhagen 1935 to study in Royal Academy of Art and then to Paris 1939. Nína studied in New York from 1943 – 1946. Nína lived in Paris and New York but visited Iceland a lot. Nína married a German-American medical scientist, Alfred L. Copley, who became a wel known painter. Nína died in New York 1968.
Nína was not afraid to try new things in art. She did oil paintings, mosaic works, poems and children’s books. She also worked with glass and painted portraits of many of the most beloved Icelandic writers. The work of Nína
Picture by pupil in 7 th grade Collage Abstraction - picture by Nína Tryggvadóttir
Once up a time there was a lady, who worked and span, but didn´t not at all want to have a husband. She just had cats six beautiful, delicate cats and for them she worked Einu sinni var kona, sem eldaði og spann en langaði ekkert til að eiga sér mann. Hún átti bara ketti, sex fagrar, fínar kisur og fyrir þeim hún vann. Kötturinn sem hvarf – The cat who disappeared