Zacharias Heinesen

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Zacharias Heinesen

Zacharias Heinesen (born 1936 in Tórshavn) is a Faroese painter. He is the son of the writer William Heinesen.

He attended Myndlistaskóli Íslands in Reykjavik between 1957-58. In 1959-1963 he attended the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen. Through the years he has held a number of exhibitions and his paintings are to be found in several museums. In 1986 he was awarded the Henry Heerup prize.

His paintings were featured on a series of stamps in June 2001:

His work can also be seen on the 200 Faroese kronur bank note issues in 2004. In 2006 he was honoured with the Faroese Cultural Prize.

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