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Monument to Nína Tryggvadóttir

    Nína Tryggvadóttir (b. 1913, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland – d. 1968, New York, USA) was a abstract expressionist artist who moved to New York in 1942 for her studies. She had previously lived in Copenhagen from 1935 to 1939. She married a German-American artist and medical scientist, Alfred Lewin Copley (1910–1992), in 1949. However, she was denied re-entry to the US that same year on unproven suspicions of Communist sympathies. She was deported, and she, her husband, and their young daughter lived in Paris and London until until granted permission to return to New York in 1959. She maintained her ties with the arts scene in Iceland throughout her career. Sculptor Sigurjón Ólafsson designed the monument to Nína Tryggvadóttir, which was completed in 1974 and stands in front of the Kjarvalsstaðir Art Museum.

    Address : Flókagata 24, Reykjavík

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