Dines and Emil Carlsen letters to Helen Elizabeth Keep

Collection ID:
Carlsen, Dines
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932
Physical Description:
12 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Two letters from Emil Carlsen replying to Miss [Helen Elizabeth] Keep, which critique four of her paintings; and ten letters from Dines Carlsen to Keep, touching primarily on art and health related subjects. Accompanying some of the letters are photographic enlargements.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painters. Emil Carlsen (1853-1932) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He came to the U.S. in 1872, and worked in New York City. He trained his son, Dines (1901-1966). Helen Elizabeth Keep was a painter in Detroit, Mich., who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She greatly admired the still life painting of Emil Carlsen and sought his advice regarding her own.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel D8 (frames 400-429) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Two letters from Helen Keep to Constance Coleman (Mrs. E. P.) Richardson originally microfilmed with the Carlsen letters (frames 398-399 & 430-431) have been placed in the collection file.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Still-life painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keep, Helen E. (Helen Elizabeth), 1868- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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