Gerður Helgadóttir

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Gerður.
Gerður Helgadóttir
Born 1928
Iceland
Died 1975
Nationality Icelandic
Known for Sculpture/Stained glass
Awards Hin íslenska fálkaorða

Gerður Helgadóttir (1928–1975) was an Icelandic sculptor and stained glass artist.

She studied at the Art and Craft School of Iceland (MHÍ), in Denmark, at the Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris. Perhaps her most noted work was her stained glass in the churches of Skálholt and Kópavogur.[1]

Honours[edit]

In 1974 she was awarded Hin íslenska fálkaorða (Order of the Falcon).

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Other Sources[edit]

  • Elín Pálmadóttir, (1998) Gerður: ævisaga myndhöggvara önnur útgáfa (Listasafn KópavogsGerðarsafn).
  • Gerður Helgadóttir myndhöggvari (1995) (Listasafn Kópavogs – Gerðarsafn).

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