Äsmundur Sveinsson was an early 20th century Icelandic sculptor who studied abroad in Stockholm and Paris before returning to Reykjavik in 1929. Many of his works depict people at work in an abstract style.

His home is now a museum that displays a range of his work and is well worth a visit. The museum was designed by Äsmundur Sveinsson in the Bauhaus style. There is a sculpture garden as well, with some of his massive works.