Guðmundur Kristjánsson

Guðmundur Kristjánsson, 1902-1994, was a young sailor. He was trained as a blacksmith and worked as such for many years. He began painting in his later years basing his work on his memories and photographs from his time as a fisherman. These 'naive' paintings present a sincere vision of his chosen subjects. Of particular interest in relation to the herring era are depictions of the arrival of Norwegian fishing boats in Siglufjörður and Grímsey and Málmey.

The First Norwegian Herringvessels in Siglufjörður, oil on canvas.