Reykjavik Iceland Art

Thordur Gudmundur Valdimarsson (1922 - 2002), alias Kiko Korriro, the Icelandic Folk Outsider Art Museum, gained attention and recognition as one of Iceland's most important cultural institutions in the late 1990s and early 2000s. For over 30 years, the founders of the museum have been passionately dedicated to collecting works by artists who were previously considered "unconventional," often referred to as "naive" or "brut." Today, the basic collection comprises more than 100,000 works of art from Iceland and other countries from the mid-19th century to the present. In 2006, a separate department was established, consisting of a collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, prints, photographs and drawings by artists such as Bjarni Sigurdsson, Bjorn Bjorkdottir, Jorgen Kjartansson and others.

The Icelandic Folk Outsider Art Museum is a unique art museum in Iceland, as it has collected the works that make up the main collection, while at the same time gradually acquiring an excellent selection of art by professional artists. The extensive library contains more than 100,000 books on art from Iceland and other countries from the mid-19th century to the present day, as well as a large collection of photographs, prints, photographs and drawings by artists such as Bjarni Sigurdsson, Bjorn Bjorkdottir, Jorgen Kjartansson and others. It was founded in 1995 by Thordur Gudmundur Valdimarsson and his wife Magnhildur, a nurse in psychiatry.

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