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Dunganon, Karl Einarsson - National Gallery of Iceland

The National Gallery of Iceland holds an exhibition (06.10.2018 - 27.01.2019) of a selection of the works of Karl Einarsson Dunganon, which aims to throw light on the life and art of this unusual artist, who always cherished a great affection for Iceland, and bequeathed his life's work to the Icelandic nation. The National Gallery collection includes more than 200 works by the artist, while his poetry, scrapbooks and other papers are in the National Archives.
Karl Kerúlf Einarsson was born in Iceland in 1897, and moved to the Faroes as a child, and then to Denmark where he lived for much of his life, dying in 1972. He adopted the surname Dunganon, and also used various other names, according to how he presented himself at different times. Probably the best-known of his pseudonyms is Duke of St. Kilda. Although he never visited the Scottish archipelago, he claimed authority over it, declaring himself master of the islands and made himself a passport, a seal of state and a postal stamp, and issued knighthoods. (Text: National Gallery of Iceland)