Einar Hákonarson 1945-
Einar Hákonarson emerged as an artist in the 1960s, and focussed his attention on contemporary humanity. In his older works Pop Art is among the influences on his imagery and presentation. Einar has been a prolific printmaker; he founded the Printmakers’ Association in 1969 together with some of his students. Einar has been active in teaching, both in Iceland and elsewhere, and he was principal of the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts 1978–82. He was chair of the board of the Kjarvalsstaðir gallery and the Ásmundur Jónsson Museum 1982–86. He held his first solo show at the National Museum of Iceland in 1968, since when he has held many solo shows. A retrospective of his work was held at Listaskálinn in Hveragerði in 1997.