1944 - 2019


Karólína Lárusdóttir was born in Reykjavik in 1944 but 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 studied art for a year at John Cass School of Art, East London, then studied 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 the Royal Academy used her paintings to advertise their Summer exhibition also exhibiting in Iceland. She remained living in the UK but around 2004 she returned to her homeland of Iceland where she died in 2019, aged 74. She was married at had issue.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from The Green, High Street, Fowlmere, Hertfordshire
1993 573 The Secret
         1529 The Tea Party
1996 407 The Magician prepares Afternoon Tea
         1097 Man writes a Letter
from 71 Petersfield Mansions, Petersfield, Cambridge
1997 346 The Beautiful Ball Gown
1999 490 The River - watercolour
2000 588 Lunch - watercolour
2001 846 The Summer House - watercolour
2003 370 The Special Meal
from c/o Linda Richardson, 1 Style, Little Bardfield, Braintree, Essex
2004 224 Man with Birds - etching and aquatint

Works by This Artist