Karl Emil TermohlenDon Redfield
Karl Termohlen is my maternal grandfather. I have a charcoal drawing of him, a Christ head, that he did around the turn of the century and also some small still lifes. I lost a couple of his other small paintings to my ex-wife. I also have the marriage certificate when he married my grandmother. To the best of my knowledge, with a name like Termohlen, he wasn't really Danish but rather was Dutch, his family being Hugenots and escaping Holland way back when.
Karl Terhohlentammey stubbs
This quote is taken from the text of a card which accompanied a Termohlen painting when it was deascessioned from a museum's collection. The text was written in the late 19th Century - Termohlen's accomplishments were significant even up to that early date. "Karl Termohlen This justly celebrated artist was born in Denmark on Easter day, 1863. Both his mother and father were artists before him. The father painted those tremendous masculine norther scenes and his mother, quite the opposite, was a painter of flowers and little children. The son quite early in life began to paint, and write as well. he soon gave up the pen for the brush as a medium for expression of the dreamy poetry of nature.> Most of his life was spent in the southern France and Italy where he painted in the most truthful manner the mysterious moonlight nights also the early morning in the Pyrenees Mountains, and the lower country along the Mediterranean were particularly characteristic canvases of his. In his pictures you see the tall, stately, southern cypress trees which are found in that part of the world. While Mr. Termohlen has only recently come to this country his pictures have bee accepted and hung both in Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts [in reality - it was the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts], and the Art Institute in Chicago. One of his pictures recently took a prize in The National Academy of Design, in New York. He has also had pictures exhibited in The National Academy of Sweden. Termohlen's color poems of fantastic nature, as he call them, remind one very much of Corot. Their treatment of subjects is very much alike."