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Centre in ReykjavÝk in ReykjavÝkurborg, H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i­, Iceland — North Atlantic and Artic Oceans (a Nordic Island)
 

AusturstrŠti 12

 
 
AusturstrŠti 12 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
1. AusturstrŠti 12 Marker
Inscription.  H˙si­ reisti Stefßn Gunnarsson skˇkaupma­ur 1928 eftir teikningum PÚturs Ingimundarsonar byggingameistara. Jˇhannes Kjarval listmßlari haf­i vinnustofu sÝna ß efstu hŠ­ h˙ssins frß 1929. ┴ veggi vimustofu og Ýb˙­ar mßla­i hann LÝfshlaupi­ ßri­ 1933, eitt af ■ekkustu verkum sÝnum. Veggmyndirnar voru sÝ­ar fjarlŠg­ar, gert var vi­ ■Šr og ■Šr eru n˙ Ý v÷rslu Ger­arsafns.

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(English translation:) The house was built by Stefßn Gunnarsson, a shoe merchant, in 1928, according to drawings by architect Peter Ingimundarson. The painter Johannes Kjarval had his studio on the top floor of the house from 1929. On the walls of his studio and apartment he painted the LÝfshlaupi­ (Life Course) in 1933, one of his best-known works. The murals were later removed and repaired, and are now in the custody of the Museum.
 
Erected 2012 by Reitir.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 64° 8.858′ N, 21° 

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56.355′ W. Marker is in ReykjavÝk, Capital Region (H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i­), in ReykjavÝkurborg. It is in Centre. Marker is on AusturstrŠti just west of Pˇsth˙sstrŠti, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: AusturstrŠti 12, ReykjavÝk, Capital Region 101, Iceland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. AusturstrŠti 8 (here, next to this marker); AusturstrŠti 12A (a few steps from this marker); AusturstrŠti 14 (within shouting distance of this marker); MßlfrÝ­ur Einarsdˇttir (within shouting distance of this marker); Svava Jakobsdˇttir (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hressingarskßlinn (about 90 meters away); Ingibj÷rg H. Bjarnason (about 90 meters away); Adlon (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in ReykjavÝk.
 
AusturstrŠti 12 and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
2. AusturstrŠti 12 and Marker
The building is now an English pub.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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