Emil Carlsen

1853 - 1932
Origin: Denmark
Born: October 19, 1853, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 2, 1932, New York, New York

After studying architecture in his native Denmark at Copenhagen's Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Emil Carlsen (born Soren Emil Carlsen) immigrated to the United States just before his twentieth birthday in 1872 to become a painter. He moved to Chicago to study under fellow Dane, painter Lauritz Holtz, in 1874, and continued his study in Paris for six months of 1875, enrolling at the Academie Julien before financial trouble forced him to leave.

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Still Life with Swan
c. 1894, Watercolor and Gouache on Board
Emil Carlsen
Denmark, 1853 - 1932