Soren Emil Carlsen (1853 - 1932). He emigrated to the US from Denmark. He's been called the American Chardin. In 1917, Duncan Phillips said this:
I know that Carlsen's only philosophic intention is to paint beautiful, pleasurable pictures. And yet it always seems to me that he is trying to find a formal symbolical expression for the thought that nature exerts an influence curiously hypnotic.
|On the Lagoon, Venice (1910)|
|Still Life with Self Portrait Reflection (1931)|
Sometimes, I like to stare at black glazed jugs and white ceramic bowls.