I find the Ruth Smith Art Museum in Vágur very interesting and unique. Ruth Smith died at young age in 1958 in a drowning accident, and her story is fascinating. Some of her art works are signed and some of them are not signed. I was told, that the art works which are not signed were not entirely finished, or she was not satisfied with them. One can tell that some of them are not quit finished, but still they are excellent work and strong. Ruth Smith was educated in Denmark, and she lived there for several years and met her husband there. She grew up in the village Vágur in Suduroy island, went to public school in this building, where the art museum now is, and she is buried just a few metres away from the museum. Her father died while the children were still young, so Ruth Smith's mother had to work as a post delivery woman in order to support her children. Ruth Smith didn't excpect to be an artist, she moved to Copenhagen so she could become a nurse, but someone spotted her talent to draw and paint, and that lead to her education.
The art works by Ruth Smith in the museum are self portraits, portraits, landscape and still life. Paintings and drawings.
I can highly recommend others to visit the Ruth Smith Art Museum in Vágur.
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