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Soren Emil Carlsen

(American, 1853–1932)

on the lagoon, venice by soren emil carlsen

Soren Emil Carlsen

On the Lagoon, Venice, ca. 1910

roses and oriental porcelain by soren emil carlsen

Soren Emil Carlsen

Roses and Oriental Porcelain, ca. 1895

spring landscape by soren emil carlsen

Soren Emil Carlsen

Spring Landscape, ca. 1910

still life with tea kettle and radishes by soren emil carlsen

Soren Emil Carlsen

Still Life with Tea Kettle and Radishes

weir’s place at windham by soren emil carlsen

Soren Emil Carlsen

Weir’s Place at Windham



Born on October 19 in Copenhagen, Denmark
1868 - 1872
Studied architecture at the Danish Royal Academy
Emigrated to the United States and settled in Chicago, IL
Carlsen returned briefly to Denmark and then went to Paris, where he stayed for six months. While there, he carefully studied the works of the eighteenth-century painter Jean Simeon Chardin (1699-1779).
Returned to New York. Set up his own studio, but had to supplement his meager income from painting by working as an engraver and designer.
In the early 1880s Carlsen began to develop a reputation as a still-life painter
1884 - 1886
Commissioned by a dealer to paint saleable flower pieces, he returned to Paris
1886 - 1887
Went back to New York and opened a studio on West 57th Street
1887 - 1889
Became director of the San Francisco Art Association's school
1887 - 1891
Lived in San Francisco, CA

Public Collections

National Academy of Design, New York, NY
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH