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The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, “American sea painters : Learn one thing every day ; No.6 Emil Carlsen, Open sea”, Saturday, July 12, 1913, page 3, illustrated: b&w

July 12, 1913

ECA Record Control Number: 20840

Record Level: Reference

Record Type: Newspaper

Article Type: Artist As Lead Subject

Key Title: American sea painters

Sub Title: Learn one thing every day ; No.6 Emil Carlsen, Open sea

Language: English

Author: Arthur Hoeber

Publisher: The Associated Newspaper School, Inc. [syndicated] ; The Morning Call
Publish Location: Allentown, PA

Date of Publication: Saturday, July 12, 1913 [originally published 1912]

Page: 3, illustrated: b&w

Source: Newspapers.com paid subscription

Description: 1 newspaper clipping

Carlsen, Emil, 1848-1932.

Number of copies: 1

Digitized: yes


The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, "American sea painters : Learn one thing every day ; No.6 Emil Carlsen, Open sea", Saturday, July 12, 1913, page 3, illustrated: b&w

The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, “American sea painters : Learn one thing every day ; No.6 Emil Carlsen, Open sea”, Saturday, July 12, 1913, page 3, illustrated: b&w


American sea painters

Learn one thing every day ; No.6 Emil Carlsen, Open sea

Emil Carlsen won recognition first as a painter of still life. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark; but he came over to America when he was a very young man, settling first in Boston. He afterward went to the Pacific Coast, where he taught art and had a large number of pupils.

His early struggles were severe indeed, and he was put to it to make both ends meet. In those old days he used to take a dead chicken and keep painting it till the other occupants of the building protested at the gamy odors that came from his studio. Firsh also from time to time made it awkward for his fellow workers on account of their long stay in his workshop; but those were days when to buy a goose or a shad was a serious consideration with Carlsen.

Curiously enough, the man always had a singularly original color point of view, seeing it in a manner quite different from his fellows. Indeed, no other worker in this country possesses so individual an outlook on the world of color. He has as well a method of painting quite his own, of handling his pigment, of blending the tones and obtaining sparkle and vibrancy.

Few painters keep up their interest to such a high pitch. Carlsen is today as enthusiastic as a beginner. Among the members of the Salmagundi Club of New York, that intimate artistic organization, Carlsen is most popular, and they have given him many of the best prizes the organization has to offer. He has also many medals and honors elsewhere. Last season the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, in Philadelphia, awarded him one of its important prizes, and purchased his painting for its permanent collection.

He is a member of the National Academy of Design, of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and of the famous St. Botolph Club of Boston, as well as the even more famous Bohemian Club of San Francisco. He is an untiring worker, never happy away from his easel. One of his important canvases at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Surf, shows him to be a rare poetical and lyrical painter of the sea. “Carlsen’s color,” said one of the prominent New York painters,—”well, Carlsen’s color is good enough to eat,” which gives one an idea of its appetizing quality.”



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