Díðrikur á Skarvanesi

Díðrikur á Skarvanesi also called Díðrikur í Kárastovu ( 25 July 1802 - 8 October 1865), was born in Dímun[1] and was the first known painter in the Faroe Islands that art historians know of.

Díðrikur á Skarvanesi
Born(1802-07-25)25 July 1802
Died8 October 1865(1865-10-08) (aged 63)
Known forPainting

Díðrikiur á Skarvanesi was a bird painter. He was self-taught, the only kind of art education he had was when he went on a study tour to Copenhagen in 1828.[1] Only five of his paintings have been preserved. His work is on permanent exhibition at the Listasavn Føroya (Faroe Islands Art Museum).[2]


  1. "Díðrikur á Skarvanesi page at Faroe Islands Art Museum website" (in Faroese). Archived from the original on 4 March 2008. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  2. "Artists Represented in The Permanent Collection in The Faroe Islands Art Museum". Archived from the original on 14 December 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2010.

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