Spanish Town

Spanish Town
Dines Carlsen
1901-1966
Acquisition Number: 81.54
Medium: Board
Size: 20" x 24"
Date: n.d.

Landscape and still-life painter Dines Carlsen, son of artist Soren Emil Carlsen, was born in New York in 1901. Naturally gifted, he studied with his father and began to exhibit in large international shows at the age of fifteen Although known primarily for still life paintings, he was highly regarded for his landscapes, which he painted on vacations throughout the United States and Mexico.  He lived for many years in Falls Village, Connecticut, and had a home in Summerville, South Carolina. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Design, New York City as an Associate in 1922, and an Academician in 1941. In 1916, when the artist was only fifteen years old, one of his still-lifes was included in the 91st Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design, and another in the Sixth Biennial of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.  Dines Carlsen was one of the youngest members ever elected to the National Academy of Design and is a recognized American Impressionist. The artist died in New York in 1966.