Breiða­bóls­stað­ur, a church and long a parsonage. Sveinn Kristján Bjarnason (1887–1960) was born there, but later moved with his parents to Canada and changed his name to Holger Cahill. In 1932, following an education in art history, he became acting director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. During the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Cahill worked closely with him and became one of the most influential people in the American art world.