Karen Agnete Þórarinsson (1903-1992)

The painter Karen Agnete (1903-1992) was one of many Danish women who married an Icelander and moved with their husbands back to Iceland from Copenhagen in the first half of the 20th century, after both having studied at the Danish Art Academy. She was fascinated by Iceland and Icelanders, and for six decades she painted and exhibited her works all over Iceland and became a respected and well known painter here. Her husband was artist Sveinn Thorarinsson.