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Emil Carlsen (1853-1932)

Emil Carlsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1853 and studied architecture in his native land before immigrating to Chicago in 1853. While in Chicago Carlsen found work as an artistís assistant. Returning to Europe, Carlsen enrolled at the Academie Julian and set about studying the old masters. Returning to Chicago, he found work at the newly formed Chicago Art Institute. In 1887, at the request of Mary Curtis Richardson Carlsen moved to San Francisco to accept a post as Director of the California School of Design. Carlsen would remain in San Francisco four only four years, returning to New York for financial reasons. There he taught at the National Academy of Design and found an eager audience for the meticulous still lifes for which he is now best known. Emil Carlsen died in New York City in 1932.

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