Gunnlaugur Scheving

Gunnlaugur Scheving, 1904-1972, attended art both home and abroad and studied at the Royal Academy for four years. Although Scheving would develop his own style, he was clearly influenced by artists of his day including Léger, Picasso and Chagall. Scheving was among the leading Icelandic artists of the 20th century and his paintings of people at work on the sea and in the countryside are among his best known. Fishermen and the herring industry are depicted in several paintings, including 'Bassabáturinn' and 'Síldarbáturinn'.

The Herring Boat, oil on canvas.