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grottaartzine:

Icelandic artist of this week, Þórarinn B. Þorláksson.

Þorláksson was born in 1867, the 13th of 14 children of a clergyman father, who died when Þorláksson was just five years old. Originally trained and working as a
bookbinder, Þorláksson studied painting under a Copenhagen-trained Icelandic woman, Thóra Thoroddsen. In 1900 he was awarded a grant by the Icelandic Parliament to study art in Denmark, and he trained there from 1895 to 1899. Returning to Iceland, he held an exhibition of his works at a place perplexingly called Glasgow, in Reykjavík, in the summer of 1900—the first exhibition of Icelandic painting in Iceland. Þorláksson’s principal interest was landscape painting, and perhaps fittingly a dominant subject in this first exhibition of works was Þingvellir, a site of enormous historical significance to Icelanders as the site of their parliaments (which dated back to 930 AD). (wiki)

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spx:

Oh, you didn’t know?  Well know you know.

kateordie:

Check out this crudely-made gif! Pay attention! SPX IS NEXT WEEKEND.

On Sept 14 & 15, I will be tabled with a host of wicked artists from Topatoco at the Marriot Betheseda North Hotel & Convention Centre. We’re talking Becky & Frank! We’re talking Anthony Clark! We’re talking who even knows what else! Meredith Gran will be there but at a different table! I am really excited.

I don’t know if I will have the things I worked on with Night Vale, but maybe?! I will for sure have a new mini, ALL THREE of my variant covers for Adventure Time/Bravest Warriors, stickers, buttons, tote bags, prints and more!

I will also be presenting an award at the Ignatz Awards ceremony, which is super prestigious and I am crazy-honoured.

See you there, I hope!