Matthiasdottir, Louisa (1917–2000)

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Matthiasdottir, Louisa (1917–2000)

Icelandic painter. Name variations: Ulla Matthiasdottir. Born 1917 in Reykjavik, Iceland; died Feb 24, 2000 in Delhi, NY; dau. of a surgeon; studied painting in Copenhagen, then in Paris with Marcel Gromaire and in US with Hans Hofmann; m. Leland Bell (painter), 1944 (died 1991); children: daughter Temma Bell (painter).

Came to US (1942); merging many styles, had 1st solo show at Jane Street Gallery in NY (1948); work included portraits and self-portraits, still lifes and interiors, as well as the coastal landscape of Iceland.

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