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Vigdis Sigmundsdottir

Vigdis Sigmundsdóttir (Tvøroyri, 1 March 1934) is an artist from the Faroe Islands, most famous 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.

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History

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Vigdis is a born artist, and started already as a child to draw, aquarelle and paint on canvas. As a child of the famous faroese painter Sigmund Petersen, she has had perfect surroundings for developing as an artist. Lately she has mainly concentrated on colorful paper collages. As collages has become her great passion, she has developed her own style and inspiration from the special light and weather on the Faroe Islands. She is a part of an artistic family, and currently her sister BIBI, niece Aggi Ásgerð Ásgeirsdóttir and niece Vígdis Petersen are renowned active artists.

Education

  • 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
  • Exhibitions

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    Vigdis Sigmundsdóttir has displayed her art numerous times, but lately these are her main exhibitions:

  • 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)

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    The photos in the gallery below show some of the art works with motives from the old Faroese ballad "Ormurin langi", which Vígdis Sigmundsdóttir has created. They were used in a series of Faroese Stamps by Postverk Føroya in 2006.

    Presently

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    Vigdis Sigmundsdóttir has recently moved to the island Suðuroy which is the most southern part of Faroe Islands. Suðuroy is generally regarded as the most beautiful island in the Faroes, and it is providing her with plenty of inspiration for her art.

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    Vigdis Sigmundsdóttir Suuroy DK Information Kunstnere Vgdis Sigmundsdttir
    Vigdis Sigmundsdóttir Suuroy DK Information Kunstnere Vgdis Sigmundsdttir
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    References

    Vigdis Sigmundsdóttir Wikipedia


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