Valgerður Briem (1914-2002) was an Icelandic artist and teacher. She studied at Konstfack in Stockholm. Briem was a highly respected art instructor and a pioneer in her profession, emphasizing the necessity of perceptual sensation and urging her students to express themselves fully and emotionally. In her art, she worked mainly with drawing, producing large clusters of ink sketches, working with varying themes, which were mostly unknown during her lifetime. A reappraisal of Valgerður Briem’s art and influence has been undertaken in the last 20 years, with exhibitions in Gerðarsafn and her birthplace, the municipality of Akranes.