|Born||1 March 1954|
Vigdis Sigmundsdóttir (born 1 March 1934) is an artist from the Faroe Islands, known internationally for producing a collage of 12 motives from Ormurin Langi (The Long Serpent) that resulted in a series of stamps from Postverk Føroya released in 2006.
Sigmundsdóttir is a born artist, and started already as a child to draw, aquarelle and paint on canvas. As a child of the faroese painter Sigmund Petersen, she had favourable surroundings for developing as an artist. Lately she has mainly concentrated on colorful paper collages. As collages has become her passion, she has developed her own style and inspiration from the particular light and weather on the Faroe Islands.
Sigmundsdóttir moved to the island Suðuroy which is the most southern part of Faroe Islands.
- 1956: Graduated as a Nurse from Randers Centralsygehus
- 1960s: Attended courses on artistic drawing and painting at the School of Art in Randers
- 1972: Graduated as an Indoor Architect from Arkitekt Akademiet in Copenhagen
- 1980: Attended drawing and painting courses at the Nordic House in Tórshavn
- 1995 The Faroese House, Copenhagen
- 2000 The Faroese House, Copenhagen
- 2001 Galleri Gertrud, Copenhagen
- 2002 Smiðjan í Lítluvík, Tórshavn
- 2004 Ormurin Langi in 'Kulturhuset Førde', Fjalar og Hyllestad, Norway
- 2004 Ministry of Culture, Tórshavn
- 2005 Ormurin Langi in the Nordic House in Reykjavík
- 2006 Ormurin Langi released as 12 stamps
- 2006 Bella Centeret in Copenhagen in association with a Viking Rotary Convention
- 2006 Drew Christmas stamps for Y´Mænds Club in Odense
- 2007 Helligåndshuset, Randers
Gallery - Ormurin langi (The Long Serpent)
Below are some of the art works with motives from the old Faroese ballad "Ormurin langi", which Sigmundsdóttir has created. They were used in a series of Faroese Stamps by Postverk Føroya in 2006.
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