Even during his lifetime, (Sören) Emil Carlsen (1853-1932) and his talent for landscape, seascape, and still life painting were recognized by the art world. In 1916, the often critical New York Times lauded his Saltus Gold Medal–winning marine painting shown at the National Academy of Design, stating that its clouds “seem trance-like in their immobility. At least they express those moments in nature when all its fluent elements apparently come to pause and hang waiting for life to be resumed.” However, Carlsen's life was not always filled with praise and ease.
Torpy JM. Landscape. JAMA. 2008;299(14):1645. doi:10.1001/jama.299.14.1645
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