Þórður Hall 1949-
Þórður Hall studied at the Reykjavík School of Visual Arts 1966–67 and the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts 1967–72, then pursued further studies at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts 1972–74. He has held about a dozen solo shows and taken part in many group exhibitions. During the 1970s, nature in Þórður’s art became rationalised with the emphasis on planes, and various geometrical shapes became dominant. In Þórður’s oil paintings around 1980 this vision became even more noticeable, with disciplined nature scenes made up of conical mountains and primary shapes, as in Snæfellsjökull (1983). This is not a landscape reverentially portrayed by a nature-worshipper, but stylised, formalised nature from an urban perspective.