Arts & Decoration, New York, NY, “Exhibitions in the Galleries: Emil Carlsen and Daniel Garber “, Volume 6, Number 5, March, 1916, page 239, not illustrated
ECA Record Control Number: 17800
Record Level: Reference
Record Type: Magazine
Article Type: Artist/Work Reviewed
Key Title: Exhibition in the Galleries
Sub Title: Emil Carlsen and Daniel Garber
Publisher: Artspur Publications, Inc
Publish Location: New York, NY
Date of Publication: March, 1916
Source: Hathi Trust
Description: 55 volumes : illustrations (including plans) plates, portraits ; 29-36 cm
Number of copies: 1
…”EMIL CARLSEN AND DANIEL GARBER.
The picture by Emil Carlsen and Daniel Garber, shown at the Macbeth Gallery recently, formed a contrast worth special comment. Though both aim at perfection they both arrive at precision which may as well be a matter of rhetoric, in which there can be only a mechanical perfection. In Carlsen’s case I am not so sure though he would seem at a casual glance to be essentially a stylist. His pictures are logical, and like logic, unemotional. They are fruits of peace of mind, perhaps, which rids life of its vulgar activity, its impulse, and gives, in return, a dignified shell not unlike death. I mean by this that the design is immobile or static and thus in contradistinction to the mass of modern art. It has also a puritanical lack of blood, of fire or heat, though for all I know it may be a child, as well as not, of the frenzy of the Puritan asceticism. In any case it is a serious art and it may be a profound one. Mr. Carlsen’s place in American art is as deserved as it is high.
In Daniel Garber we are upon a painter whose popularity may be readily understood and just as readily lamented. He is one of those embroiderers like Frieseke and Miller and a dozen others not quite so well known, who infest our exhibitions with little conceits, frivolous and pretty. Where the precision of Carlsen may be that of a classic or an ascertic spiritm in Garber precision is a result of finicky neatness. The leaves that throw lace-like veils over his canvases are placed there rather with mechnical than with organic precision. The spirit with him is superficial, with Carlsen it is intuitive. And in Carlsen’s case then, whether it is fashionable or not, it is right. The matter that can be justly weighed in a personal art is its sincerity.”…
WORKS BY EMIL CARLSEN
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