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1994 Owen Gallery, New York, NY, “American Impressionism”, November 1 – December 17

November 1, 1994

ECA Record Control Number: 17047

Record Level: Listing

Record Type: Exhibitions

Exhibition Type: Group Show

Exhibition Name: American Impressionism

Exhibition Host Name & Location: Owen Gallery, New York, NY

Exhibition Dates: November 1 – December 17, 1994

Exhibition Additional Location & Dates (For Travel Exhibitions): n/a

Exhibition Sponsor: n/a

CATALOG

1994 Owen Gallery, New York, NY, “American Impressionism”, November 1 – December 17

1994 Owen Gallery, New York, NY, “American Impressionism”, November 1 – December 17

1994 Owen Gallery, New York, NY, “American Impressionism”, November 1 – December 17

1994 Owen Gallery, New York, NY, “American Impressionism”, November 1 – December 17

1994 Owen Gallery, New York, NY, “American Impressionism”, November 1 – December 17

1994 Owen Gallery, New York, NY, “American Impressionism”, November 1 – December 17

1994 Owen Gallery, New York, NY, “American Impressionism”, November 1 – December 17

1994 Owen Gallery, New York, NY, “American Impressionism”, November 1 – December 17

TRANSCRIPTION

18. EMIL CARLSEN
1853-1932
Cherry Tree in Bloom
Stamped with estate stamp, Numbered on reverse U75, Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Provenance:
Estate of the artist
Florence Carlsen
Private collection, New Jersey, since 1975

This work is believed to have been executed in the artistes backyard in Falls Village, Connecticut.

Danish-bom artist, Emil Carlsen, embarked his career in the field of architecture, which may account for the refined order and structure present in his acclaimed still life works. Carlsen emigrated to the United States in 1872 at the age of nineteen. The artist then spent the majority of his life as an instructor, teaching in such diverse locales as California, Pennsylvania, and New York. It was not until much later that Carlsen began spending more extended periods away from the city.

As Carlsen’s son was known to explain, his father had intended to visit the artist colony of Old Lyme. Misinterpreting the request, the railroad ticket agent mistakenly sold Carlsen a ticket to Lime Rock, Connecticut. Despite the error, Carlsen opted to explore the town anyway. While surveying this area situated deep in the Berkshire hills in the northwestern portion of Cormecticut, Carlsen stumbled upon the neighboring town of Falls Village, and he fell in love. In fact, in 1905, Carlsen purchased a home in Falls Village, and this painting is a view from the artist’s back lawn at that home.

Carlsen possessed an avid concern for the depiction of ideal beauty. In his work, the artist attempts to capture the essence of his subject, hoping that this veracity will then communicate an inherent, experiential magnificence. Cherry Tree in Bloom is executed with soft, hght color and gentle strokes, expressing an unearthly serenity in this particular scene.”

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Record Birth Date:
December 24, 2016

Last Update:
December 24, 2016

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