Soren Emil Carlsen (1853 – 1932) was a Danish born American impressionist painter best known for his still lives. 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 ceramic 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.