Sigurjón Ólafsson Catalogue Raisonné
This online 'Catalogue Raisonné' lists all sculptures which are known with certainty that Sigurjón Ólafsson created. A printed version of it was published as a part of Ólafson's two volumes biography: Sigurjón Ólafsson, ævi og list (Reykjavík 1998 and 1999). The catalogue is updated regularly.
All information on Sigurjón Ólafsson's sculptures have been approved by his widow, Birgitta Spur, who is the founder and the director of his museum. Also, working at the catalogue, are Sólveig Georgsdóttir, Helga Guðmundsdóttir and Geirfinnur Jónsson. The source of information for this catalogue include exhibition catalogues, newspapers, photographs, personal letters, the artist's note books - as well as the artwork themselves.
Each sculpture by Sigurjón Ólafsson has received an Identification Number: "LSÓ" number (LSÓ standing for Listasafn Sigurjóns Ólafssonar, literally: Art-museum of Sigurjón Ólafsson). These numbers are permanent and we suggest, and hope, they will be used as general references to Sigurjón Ólafsson's work in the future.
Although utmost care has been taken when collecting these data, errors can not be excluded. Users should especially be cautious when reading the "owner" field. It is not a statement of any kind, it only reflects what is written the Museum's files at the time of recording. Neither the Museum nor its personnel is responsible for damages or claims which this catalogue, or errors in it, could cause.
The museum's staff appreciates all corrections and additions to this catalogue from its users.
We especially wish to cooperate with owners of Sigurjón Ólafsson's sculptures in the way that they inform us on the sculptures whereabouts, condition, ownership and history. If preferred, the ownership does not have to appear in this published list. We furthermore point out how important it is for the future value of the sculptures to have them recorded and approved by the staff of the museum.