1944 - 2019


Karólína Lárusdóttir was born in Reykjavik in 1944 but who lived most of her life in the UK, in and around Cambridge. Daughter of Larus Ludvigsson, a businessman and his wife Daisy Josefson. Karólína went to Menntaskólinn school and came to the UK in the 1960s and she studied art for a year at Sir John Cass College, east London, then studied art at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, graduating in 1967. During her career she became an elected member of the New English Art Club and a fully elected member of both the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 1986, and the Royal Watercolour Society in 1996. She has won numerous awards, including The Dicks and Greenbury in 1989, and the 4th Triennale Mondiale D'Estampes Petit Format, France. In 1990, Karólína received a special award at the Premio Biella Internazionale per L'Incisione in Italy, and was nominated graphic artist of the Year 2005, Islensk Grafik (Icelandic Printmaker's Association) and was the recipient of the Aberystwyth University School of Art Collection Prize 2012. She exhibited in numerous galleries all around the UK including the Phoenix Art Gallery at Lavenham in 1986, and in Iceland, including at The Royal Academy Summer show. She remained living in the UK until recently when she returned to her homeland of Iceland where she died in 2019, aged 74. She was married at had issue.

Works by This Artist