Ásmundur Sveinsson was a pioneer of Icelandic sculpture. He is known for his large-scale figurative sculptures, as well as his abstract works. His work is often inspired by Icelandic mythology and folklore, as well as the natural world. 

He studied abroad in Stockholm and Paris before returning to Reykjavik in 1929. Many of his works depict people at work in an abstract style. In addition to his sculptures, Sveinsson also designed buildings, furniture, and jewelry. He was a versatile artist who made significant contributions to Icelandic art.

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.