Emil Carlsen – Still Life Master

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