Salmagundi Art Club of New York


Emil Carlsen: "Conscious Painting"
Parlor, February 15, 2018

Thursday, 6:30pm
Free admission.

Sponsored by the SCNY Program Committee.

About the lecture:

At his height, Emil Carlsen’s paintings commanded the equivalent of as much as $50,000 to $70,000 per canvas—in today’s money—during the early 20th-century. Outside a small group of traditional painters, art historians and dealers, Danish-American Impressionist/Realist painter Søren Emile Carlsen’s (1848-1932) reputation is almost all but forgotten; an extreme contrast to the nearly “rock star” status he once held with the public and his peers during his lifetime. Please join author William Eric Indursky, director of the Emil Carlsen Archives (ECA) as he chronicles the life and work of Emil Carlsen, former SCNY President (1919-20) and unique American painter.

About the speaker:

William Eric Indursky is the director of the Emil Carlsen Archives (ECA), a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2006, dedicated to the work of Danish-American artist Emil Carlsen (1848-1932). The online-only resource features more than 1,000 documented examples of the Impressionist/Realist's work. In 2017, the first book to cover the artist's full range of work in English, and the only book in print on the artist was published by the ECA and written by director William Eric Indursky. A new traveling museum exhibition on the artist will launch in March, 2018. Follow ECA on Facebook:

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This beautiful book is available for purchase only through the link below. The author will be available after the lecture to sign any copies of his book that attendees bring with them to the lecture. 

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