The Wilhelm Beckmann Foundation was established in 2013 by family and friends of the late artist.
Wilhelm Ernst Beckmann, from Hamburg, Germany was born 1909, but fled from the Nazis in 1934 to Copenhagen, and then on to Iceland in May 1935.
He married an Icelandic woman, Valdis from Snæfellssnes. They had two children, Einar and Hrefna.
The aim of the Foundation is to honour the memory of the Icelandic / German artist.
To catalogue his work in churches and in private ownership in Iceland and other countries.
Also to support young wood - carvers to further their skill in Iceland and abroad in the art of wood - carving.
The Board of the Foundation since 2017 is as follows:
Chairman : Hrafn A. Harðarson ( curator ) former Chief Librarian, Kopavogur Public Library firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-Chairman : Soffía Dagmar Þorleifsdóttir , Project Manager, Bifröst University, email@example.com
Secretary : Lísa Z. Valdimarsdóttir, Library Director, Kopavogur Public Library, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer : Magnús Pétursson, Former State Conciliation and Mediation Officer , email@example.com