Johann Eyfells

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Title

Johann Eyfells

Alternative Title

Johann Eyfells

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Art--Southern States
Sculpture--United States
Educators--Florida
Teachers--Florida

Description

Johann Eyfells was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, in 1923. Eyfells works with a variety of media, including metal, wood, paper, plastic, and cloth, in an effort to document the interaction between time, space, and gravity. Many of his sculptures are minimal and non-objective, resembling lava or geological formations. In the 1960s, he developed the concept of Receptualism, the practice of portraying original ideas visually using non-representative and abstract forms. Eyfells considers himself more of an experimental chemist than a sculptor.

Eyfells worked as an architect, artist, and teacher in Iceland before relocating to the United States. During his studies at the University of California, Berkeley, Eyfells met Kristin Halldorsdottir, a former Icelandic model and dress designer. They married in 1949 and moved to Florida together to complete their studies in 1969. Eyfells finished his degree in architecture in 1953, and in 1964, he earned a master’s degree in fine arts. In 1969, he joined the art department of the Florida Technological University (present-day University of Central Florida) and taught there for over 30 years. On retirement, he moved to Fredericksburg, Texas.

Source

Original color photograph: Orange County Commission Chambers, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1923-2015

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photograph.

Is Part Of

Art Legends of Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

39.9 KB

Medium

1 color photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Reykjavik, Iceland
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Fredericksburg, Texas

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Orange County Commission Chambers and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Johann Eyfells Sculpture." Artisans at Rocky Hill. http://www.artisansatrockyhill.com/Upload/Johann_Eyfells.htm.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color photograph

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