“Louisiana and The Fair: An Exposition of the World Its People and Their Achievements” edited by J. W. Buel, ph. D, World’s Progress Publishing Co., St. Louis, MO, 1905
THE U.S. EXHIBIT AND LOAN COLLECTION
…Emil Carlsen, New York, was represented at the Exposition by four paintings, viz., “A Connecticut Hill Top,” lent by Samuel T. Shaw, “Still-life,” “The Sooty Kettle,”lent by Wm. M. Chase, and “Late Afternoon,” lent by Augustus Lukeman. Carlsen needed no introduction to either the West or the East, for his pictures have been popular for several years and are to be frequently seen in private collections where critical discrimination is shown. The four exhibited at St. Louis sustain his reputation, but while all are excellent, a preference was manifested for “Late Afternoon,” the composition, depth, and color of which are remarkable. That it received a gold medal meets with general approval, which, with regret it must be admitted, is not always the case.
Carlsen, as the name indicates, is a native of Denmark, born 1848; he came to the United States, 1872, and studied art in Boston, but the greater part of his training was obtained in the school of practice. His best work probably is in still life, though he has produced a great many charming landscapes…
WORKS BY EMIL CARLSEN