Gert Mathiesen (1951-2013) was a Danish painter, printmaker, and ceramicist. He studied at the Kunsthandvaerskolen (Design School of Arts and Crafts) in Kolding, Denmark.
Mathiesen first came to the United States in 1986 working as a production potter in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. He opened a ceramics studio in Somers, New York and soon after met American artist Pam Smilow.
They opened their NYC studio in 2004 and Mathiesen continued to work on East 64th Street until his unexpected death of an aneurysm in 2013. He remained always the innovator, exploring a variety of media and techniques, constantly challenging himself into new areas of study. Using linoleum, woodcut, paint and monoprinting techniques in very unique ways, Mathiesen produced large quantities of work on canvas, paper, ceramics, and linoleum: truly individual works of art in his own very distinguished voice.