Painting and Collage Constructions and Deconstructions from 1950 to 1952 by Nina Tryggvadottir
A Selection of Paintings and Collages from the
Construction and Deconstruction Series, 1950 to 1952
Nina Tryggvadottir Construction Piece XVII (NT-1150), 1950 Enamel on panel 21.5 x 18 "
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Nina Tryggvadottir Deconstruction Piece No. 27 (NT-CP-52-17), 1952 Ink and collage on paper 22.375 x 17.75 "
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Nina Tryggvadottir Deconstruction Piece No. 20 (NT-CP-52-20), 1952 Ink and collage on paper 16.25 x 20.4375 "
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Nina Tryggvadottir Deconstruction Piece No. 14 (NT-CP-50-21), 1950 Ink and collage on paper 22.31 x 17.63 "
Nina Tryggvadottir Deconstruction Piece No. 25 (NT-CP-52-25), 1952 Collage and ink on paper 14.19 x 17.38 "
Nina Tryggvadottir Deconstruction Piece No. 13 (NT-CP-52-12), 1952 Ink and collage on paper 22.75 x 17.75 "
Nina Tryggvadottir Abstraction (NT-OL-52-08), 1952 Oil on linen 23.5 x 26 "
A selection of Tryggvadottir’s paintings from the 1950s and 60s are on view at David Richard Gallery, New York.
HIDDEN FIGURES Abstract Expressionist Women Painters in New York and California, 1950s and 60s SONIA GECHTOFF, NINA TRYGGVADOTTIR, BEATE WHEELER AND ANTHE ZACHARIAS On view through February 24, 2019
Installation Views of Nina Tryggvadottir paintings in Hidden Figures:
Right: Nina Tryggvadottir
Left: Nina Tryggvadottir
Nina Tryggvadottir (1913-1968): Nina Tryggvadottir was born in 1913 in Seyðisfjörður, on the East coast of Iceland, where she was raised before moving to Reykjavik with her parents. Tryggvadottir was interested in art from an early age and would take art lessons from her uncle, the landscape painter Ásgrímur Jónsson. In 1935 Tryggvadottir went to Copenhagen to study at the Royal Danish Academy of Art, following which, she lived in Paris. After returning to Iceland at the outbreak of WWII, she went to study in New York on a stipend from the Icelandic State. There, she studied under Morris Kantor, Hans Hoffman and Fernand Leger, and exhibited at the prestigious New Art Circle Gallery run by JB Neumann. She was asked to create stage sets and costumes for a staging of the famous ballet, Soldier’s Tale, by Igor Stravinsky and CF Ramus. After being banned from the US under McCarthyism, Tryggvadottir lived in Paris, where she exhibited at the Musée d’Art Moderne and London, where she showed works at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and also presented numerous solo exhibitions at galleries throughout Europe. She was permitted to move back to New York in 1959 where she lived and worked until the end of her life in 1968. Tryggvadottir has exhibited internationally and her work resides in numerous private and public collections throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States, including: the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Musee National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, France; The National Gallery of Iceland; The Reykjavik Municipal Art Gallery, Iceland; and Musee D’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France.
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