Dines and Emil Carlsen letters to Helen Elizabeth Keep, 1932-1957

Carlsen, Dines, b. 1901 d. 1966

Carlsen, Emil, b. 1853 d. 1932
Painter, Art teacher
Active in New York,N.Y.

Collection size: 12 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Two letters from Emil Carlsen replying to Miss [Helen Elizabeth] Keep, which critique four of her paintings; and ten letters from Dines Carlsen to Keep, touching primarily on art and health related subjects. Accompanying some of the letters are photographic enlargements.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painters. Emil Carlsen (1853-1932) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He came to the U.S. in 1872, and worked in New York City. He trained his son, Dines (1901-1966). Helen Elizabeth Keep was a painter in Detroit, Mich., who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She greatly admired the still life painting of Emil Carlsen and sought his advice regarding her own.

Two letters from Helen Keep to Constance Coleman (Mrs. E. P.) Richardson originally microfilmed with the Carlsen letters (frames 398-399 & 430-431) have been placed in the collection file.

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