Emil Carlsen and Carlsen family photonegatives / Emil Carlsen, ca. 1900-1931

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

Collection size: Total: 198 photonegatives.
108 photonegatives: glass plate; 3.5 in. x 5.5 in.
62 photonegatives: glass plate; 4.5 in. x 6.5 in.
28 photonegatives; 3.5 in. x 5.5 in.

Collection Summary: Depicted are Emil, his son Dines, and Emil's wife Luella May (together and alone); landscapes used as source material for paintings by Dines and Emil, including forest scenes, cityscapes, quarry operations, farmhouse, cornfields, cattle, boats, and a still life; and photographs of paintings by Emil and Dines. Some of the landscapes correspond directly to the paintings. Many of photonegative sleeves are annotated by Emil, and some include a sketch of the photographed subject. One photonegative is a painting by Albert Pinkham Ryder.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painters; New York, N.Y. 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).

Donated 1995 by Elizabeth M. Campanile of Campanile Galleries, Inc., Chicago, Ill., who purchased them from the estate of Dines Carlsen.

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