FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2018
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
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MAJOR EXHIBITION OF AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER EMIL CARLSEN
AT LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM
New London – Emil Carlsen (1848-1932) is counted among an important group of American painters who flourished in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Carlsen’s lush and painterly approach took French Impressionism and later Tonalists’ work a step further in the direction of serenity and quiet sensory beauty. His work reflects the American tendency to appreciate concrete form and clear meaning in subject matter. Carlsen, a master colorist, possessed a sophisticated sense of design and an ability to find subtle beauty in the everyday subject.
The exhibition Emil Carlsen’s Quiet Harmonies will open with an evening reception at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum on November 30, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. The exhibition was organized by the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana, and has also traveled to the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, West Virginia. Emil Carlsen’s Quiet Harmonies will be on view at the Lyman Allyn from December 1, 2018 through March 24, 2019.