Leifur Breidfjord working in the Peters Studios, Paderborn, Germany


Born 24. June 1945 in Reykajvik, Iceland. Leifur Breidfjord has worked in his stained glass studio in Reykjavik since 1968 where he has done most of his works. Some of the larger stained glass works are done in stained glass studios in Germany. He has exhibited paintings, watercolors, pastels and sculptures as well as stained glass during those years. He is married to textile artist Sigridur Johannsdottir and they have two sons.


The Icelandic College of Art 1962 -66
The Edinburgh College of Art 1966 - 68
Burleighfield House, England with Patrick Reyntiens 1973 and 1975


Lecture at the Britisch Society of Master Glass Painters, London 2009
Lecture at the International Archtectural Glass Conference, Iceland 2005
Lecture and exhibition at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London 2000
Lecture and workshop at Ausglass, Sydney, Australia 1997
External assessor at The Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh 1983 - 1985
Teaching at the Icelandic College of Art, Reykjavik 1969 - 75

Professional Societies

Member of the Icelandic Association of Visual Artists
Member of the Society of Icelandic Visual Artists
Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters

Awards / Selection

The Order of the Falcon 2005
The Bröste Optimist Prize 1990
Several Icelandic grants and awards.

Competitions / Selection

Diamond Jubilee Window, Southwark Cathedral, London, UK 1 prize 2011
Competition for the residence of the Icelandic Embassy in Berlin along with Valdís Bjarnadóttir arkitect FAÍ,
Anja Bloss arkitekt and Gunnar Ingi Ragnarsson engeneer, 3 price 2003
St. Jacobi-Church, Bornhoved, Germany, 1 prize 2002
The Icelandic pavilion for the World Expo in Seville in Collaboration with Gudmundur Jonsson architect, 1 price 1990


1987 Europa Cept. 2 stamps value 12 kr. and 15 kr.
Picture from the stained glass work in Fossvogschapel, Reykjavik, Iceland