Soren Emil Carlsen (1853 - 1932) was a Danish born American impressionist painter best known for his still lifes. His paintings are beautifully crafted with a focus on pastel tones. Emil focused on the ideal beauty and the beauty within the subject. His favorite objects to paint included cermaic jugs, copper pans, fruits, vegetables, and even dead fish The placement of objects within the scene is very important as large shapes are juxtaposed with small ones and outlines are often united in harmonious curves. In his later years he produced some wonderful natural scenes of ocean scenes. We’ve included many examples of his works including Study in Gray, Ruby Reflections, Peonies, Still life with Fish, Girl with a Violin, Moonlit Seascape, Crashing Waves, Copper and Porcelain, Still Life with Apples, Afternoon Sunlight, Bald Head Cliff, and Quarry Wall.

Patterns Included In This Set:


Study in Gray

Ruby Reflection

Vases and Flowers


Bald Head Cliff - York Maine


Afternoon Sunlight


By the Shore

Quarry Wall

Still Life with Pitcher and Pivar


Surf Breaking on Rocks

Vase of Roses

Silver and Gray


The Samovar

Still Life with Fish

Still Life with Roses and Mandolin


Vase with Carnations

Copper and Porcelain

Still Life with Apples


The Open Sea

Still Life with Goose and Copper Pot

Girl with a Violin


The Root Cellar

Spider Dahlias

Red Roses


Moonlit Seascape

The South Strand



Spring Landscape

Crashing Waves

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The work of Emil Carlsen is respected, revered and praised. Known as one of the greatest American landscape and still life artists, Carlsen is said to have mastered the art of painting.

In his book about American still life painting, Painters of Humble Truth, William Gerdts discloses what he believes is the secret behind Carlsen's talent. "What makes the painting beautiful," Gerdts' writes, "is Carlsen's sensitivity to arrangement - large shapes are juxtaposed with small flat forms and t

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