Soren Emil Carlsen
(October 19, 1853 – January 2, 1932, New York City, U.S.Connecticut and American Impressionism
, Exhibition Catalog, p. 154, entry on Carlsen.) was an American Impressionist
painter who emigrated to the United States from Denmark.
During his long career he won many of the most important honors in American art and was elected to membership in the National Academy of Design. For more than forty years he was also was a respected teacher in Chicago, San Francisco and New York.
Emil Carlsen was born and raised in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, Denmark. He came from an artistic family, his mother painted,Newlin Price, "Emil Carlsen: Painter, Teacher", International Studio
, July 1922, p. 301Gerdts, Painters of the Humble Truth
, p. 228 and Price disagree on whether this was his brother or cousin, but Price's account came from Carlsen himself. He studied architecture at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen for four years and then emigrated to the United States in... Read More