We are proud to present five large-scale sculptures by Icelandic-born artist Nina Saemundsson – the first such grouping by any artist we have represented in our Gallery’s nearly 15-year history. The final five sculptures presented to our Gallery by the Estate of this highly accomplished artist are not only significant in scale, but are historically important and of great aesthetic beauty.
Once one of the most well-known and sought-after sculptors among Los Angeles collectors, celebrities, and socialites, and in 1942 said to be “among the very few good sculptors working west of the Mississippi” by Arthur Millier in the Los Angeles Times, Nina Saemundsson was as comfortable creating large-scale public figural works as she was sculpting smaller, more personal portrait busts and figures. Today Saemundsson remains one of Iceland’s most revered artists; and she has left the indelible marks of her skill in the U.S. as well, among them works created for the Federal Works of Art Project.
Head of a Woman – White is an elegant portrait of a woman of poise and strength, and a fine example of Saemundsson’s sensitive yet uncompromising depictions of the human face.
Artwork Featured in This Exhibition