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Nína Sæmundsson: Letters 1956–1966

    This fonds contains the letters of Icelandic artist Nína Sæmundsson (1892–1965), born Jónína Sæmundsdóttir. Nína’s relative Helga Guðmundsdóttir invited Nína to Copenhagen, where she began her studies in 1915 and was accepted into the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts the following year. After her studies and several years spent travelling in Europe and exhibiting, Nína emigrated to the United States and enjoyed a successful artistic career in New York City and later Hollywood. She returned to her birthplace of Iceland in 1955. Many of her letters are from her partner in Hollywood, screenwriter Polly James. There are also letters from correspondents in Belgrade, France, Copenhagen, Florence and various locations in the United States.

    Original source name : Nína Sæmundsson: Bréfasafn 1956–1966
    English translation : Nína Sæmundsson: Letters 1956–1966
    Creator : personal fonds
    Document- type 1 : correspondence
    Reference number : Lbs 7 NF
    Language(s) : Icelandic, English, Danish
    Geographical coverage : Iceland
    Time range : 20thc.
    Year(s) : 1956-1966
    Theme 1 : experience of migration
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    Archive name : Landsbókasafn Íslands—Háskólabókasafn
    Archive name (English) : National and University Library of Iceland
    Archive address : Arngrímsgötu 3, 107 Reykjavík, Iceland
    City : Reykjavík
    Country : Iceland
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