American, 1901-1966




Oil on canvas,
Signed "Dines Carlsen" l.l., identified on a label affixed to the reverse:

 “Zinnias in White, Dines Carlsen, N.A. ,Falls Village Conn.”


Museums (8): Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Institute; City Art Museum, St.Louis;

Corcoran Gallery of Art; Herron Gallery at Herron School of Art; National Academy of Design Museum;

Smithsonian American Art Museum; Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art; Sweat Memorial Museum


Books (22); Periodicals (1) American Art Review


Image Size: 20 x 16 in








CARLSEN, Dines (1901-1966)


Birth place: NYC

Addresses: Falls Village, CT

Profession: Still life painter

Studied: his father, Emil Carlsen


Exhibited: National Academy of Design, 1915-49 (prize, 1923); Art Institute of Chicago,

1916, 1919, 1925, 1927; Corcoran Gallery, 1916, 1923, 1926; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art,

1916-33; City Art Museum of St. Louis, 1919, 1921, 1923, 1926-29; Carnegie Institute, 1920-23, 1925, 1930;

Detroit Institute of Art, 1920, 1923-28; Grand Central Art Gallery, 1929 and 1968 (two-man shows with his father Emil Carlsen)


Member: Associate National Academy, 1922; National Academy, 1941; Kent Art Association


Work:  City Art Museum of St. Louis; John Herron Art Institute; Sweat Memorial Museum


Sources: Who’s Who 1959; Who’s Who 1947; Wortsman-Rowe Galleries, The Art of Emil Carlsen, 1853-1932, 38-40

This biography is drawn from the "Who Was Who in American Art" , the reference book on the cultural life in the United States.


Museums (8):


 Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Institute

City Art Museum, St. Louis 

Corcoran Gallery of Art 
Herron Gallery at Herron School of Art 

National Academy of Design Museum
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Sweat Memorial Museum




American Art Review, 2003 June, Images of Northwest Connecticut


Books (22):


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Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson (Editor), The Artists Bluebook

Davenport, Ray, Davenport's Art Reference: The Gold Edition 

Austin, Robert Michael, Artists of the Litchfield Hills 

Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor), Who Was Who in American Art1564-1975

Falk, Peter Hastings, Biennial Exhibition Record of the Corcoran Gallery of Art 

Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor), The Annual Exhibition Record of the Art Institute of Chicago 

Falk, Peter Hastings, Annual Exhibition Record, 1901-1950, National Academy of Design

Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor), Annual Exhibition Record, 1914-68, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Falk, Peter Hastings, Dictionary of Signatures & Monogram 

Preato, Robert/Sandra Langer, Impressionism & Post-Impressionism, Transformations 1885-1945

Opitz, Glenn B (editor), Mantle Fielding's Dictionary, American Painters, Sculptors, Engravers

Falk, Peter Hastings, Who Was Who in American Art, Artists Active 1898-1947

National Academy of Design, Artists by Themselves, Artist's Portrait's from the National Academy of Design

Opitz, Glenn, Dictionary of American Artists 

Editor, Smithsonian, Smithsonian Archives of American Art: Checklist of the Collection 

Barrie, Erwin S (editor), Grand Central Art Galleries, Inc, 1971 Year Book

Gilbert, Dorothy B, Who's Who in American Art: American Biographies

Clark, Eliot History of the National Academy of Design 1825-1953

Mallett, Daniel Trowbridge, Index of Artists International Biographical

Editors, Who's Who in American Art

Breckinridge, Mrs. (essay), First National Exhibition of American Art

National Academy of Design, Commemorative Exhibition 1825-1925




The son of Emil Carlsen (1853-1932), Dines Carlsen as born in New York City on 28 March 1901. Naturally, he studied painting under his father, who had taught at the National Academy of Design since 1891. When Dines was only seven, his father took the family to Europe. Meanwhile, Emil was being represented by Macbeth Galleries and his works sold easily. At the age of eleven, Dines journeyed again with his father back to Europe, to England and the Virgin Islands. William Merritt Chase purchased a painting from the precocious Dines, some time between 1910 and 1915.

Already in 1915, teen-age Dines began exhibiting at the National Academy, where he would show fifty-nine works through 1949. Dines won the Third Hallgarten Prize at the NAD in 1919 and the Second Hallgarten Prize four years later. Young Carlsen exhibited four times at the Art Institute of Chicago, at the Corcoran Gallery (1916-26) and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1916-33). The Corcoran has his still-life called The Brass Kettle (1916), which they purchased. In 1929, Macbeth Galleries organized a two-man show for Emil and Dines Carlsen. Dines Carlsen had homes in Falls Village, Connecticut and in Summerville, South Carolina. He died in New York City in 1966.

Dines Carlsen executed still-lifes in the tradition of his father. William H. Gerdts relates how Dines continued the tradition of the 18th century French master Chardin through the mid twentieth century. His landscapes are more rare, but they also recall works by Emil. Dines Carlsen traveled through New England, as well as to Mexico and the Southwest for inspiration when painting landscapes.

(R. H. Love Galleries)




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