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Dines Carlsen: In His Own Manner

Jul 22, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021

In 1916, American artist William Merritt Chase saw the work of fifteen-year-old Dines Carlsen exhibited at the National Academy of Design, and he predicted “a future of great brilliancy” for the teenaged artist. Dines’s father, Danish-born artist (Søren) Emil Carlsen, had risen to prominence as a skilled painter of still lifes, seascapes, landscapes, and portraits. Because the Carlsens shared a studio and the spotlight, reviews focused on their familial bond. Upon the death of his father in 1932, Dines relocated permanently to northwestern Connecticut, where he developed a style distinct from his famous father.

In this dynamic exhibition, visitors will enjoy a rotating selection from the collection of the National Nordic Museum, which received a gift of more than 900 works by the artist in 2020.    
 

A pencil self-portrait of a serious-looking young man with his hair parted in the middle.
A pencil self-portrait of a serious-looking young man with his hair parted in the middle.
A pencil sketch of a still life with a water pitcher.
A pencil sketch of a castle.
A pencil sketch of a castle.