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New York Herald Tribune, New York, NY, “Emil Carlsen, 78, Noted Painter of Still Life, Is Dead”, January 4, 1932, unknown edition, illustrated: b&w

January 2, 1932

ECA Record Control Number: 9219

Record Level: Reference

Record Type: Newspaper

Article Type: Artist Obituary

Key Title: Emil Carlsen, 78, Noted Painter of Still Life, Is Dead.

Sub Title: Funeral Held Here for Artist Whose Works Hang in Many Noted Galleries ; His Marines Won Honors ; Awarded National Academy of Design Medal in 1916.

Language: English

Author: staff

Publisher: New York Herald Tribune
Publish Location: New York, NY

Date of Publication: January 4, 1932

Page: unknown

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Carlsen, Emil, 1948-1932

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Digitized: Yes


New York Tribune, New York, NY, “Emil Carlsen, 78, Noted Painter of Still Life, Is Dead”, January 2, 1932


“Emil Carlsen, 78, Noted Painter of Still Life, Is Dead

Funeral Held Here for Artist Whose Works Hand in Many Noted Galleries

His Marines Won Honors

Awarded National Academy of Design Medal in 1916

Emil Carlsen, painter of still life, landscapes and marines, died on Saturday at his home, 43 East Fifty-ninth Street. Funeral services were held at his home yesterday.

Mr. Carlsen was born in Copenhagen, November 19, 1853, the son of A. S. and Dorothea Raa Carlsen, and took a course at the Danish Royal Academy which would have led to an architect’s career had he pursued it after his graduation. Instead he came to the United States in 1872 and took up painting. He made his home at first in Boston and lived there for about fifteen years, developing a technique in still life painting which gained wide recognition for his work.

Noted for Still Life Paintings

It is for his painting of still life that he was best known for many years and some of his best known later work is of that type. His landscapes and marines also are widely known and he did some portrait work, including a painting of his son, Dines, now himself a painter.

His draftsmanship, perhaps due to his early architectural training, was regarded as remarkable for recision and purity and he had the faculty of putting life into surfaces of his pictures so that the texture of every object seemed to invite the test of touch. He is represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by a marine, The Open Sea, and a still life painting, Blackfish and Clams. His paintings hand also in the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences; the Albright Gallery in Buffalo; the Brooklyn Museum; the Corcoran and National Galleries in Washington; the Art Institute of Indianapolis; the Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum; the City Art Museum, of St. Louis, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

In 1916 his Moonlight on a Calm Sea son the Saltus Medal of the National Academy of Design, the award most coveted at the exhibition as indicating the judgement of the jury that no other exhibit was as good.

Winner of Many Honors

Mr. Carlsen won a gold medal at the St. Louis exposition in 1904; the Inness gold medal of the National Academt of Design in 1907, a medal in Pittsburgh in 1908, a bronze medal at the International Exposition in Buenos Ayres in 1910, the medal of honor at the Pan-American Exposition in 1915, the Temple gold medal the following year and its Jeanne Seanan gold medal in 1916. He won the Carnegie prize of the National Academy in 1919 and a gold medal at the Sesquicentennial Exposition in 1926.

His wife, Mrs. Ruby Carlsen, and his son, Dines, survive. Mr. Carlsen was an Academician and was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Century Club and the Salmagundi Club of this city and of the Bohemian Club of San Francisco. He lived in San Francisco before making his home in this city.”




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