Ernest Ludvig Ipsen

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Ernest L. Ipsen
Born (1869-09-05)September 5, 1869
Malden, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died November 2, 1951(1951-11-02) (aged 82)
Nationality American

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Known for


Portrait painter
Movement Impressionism

Thomas R. Proctor Prize, National Academy of Design, 1921
Isaac N. Maynard Prize, National Academy of Design, 1929

Walter Lippincott Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, 1937

Ernest L. Ipsen (September 5, 1869 – November 2, 1951) was an American portrait painter. Ipsen was born in Malden, Massachusetts, the son of Danish parents. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from 1884–1887. While there, he trained under the painter Frederick Porter Vinton. He continued his training at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Danish: Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi), from 1887–1891.[1] In 1913 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member and became a full Academician in 1924.

Following his study in Copenhagen, Ipsen returned to Massachusetts, establishing a studio in Boston's Harcourt Studio building, where he remained from 1900-1904.[1] Ipsen eventually moved to New York, where he established a studio on 19th Street.[2] Ipsen would continue to work out of the National Arts Club Studio on 19th Street until 1934, when he moved to South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Following the death of his wife in 1941, Ipsen settled in Coconut Grove, Florida.[1] Ipsen died in Florida, November 2, 1951.

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  1. ^ a b c Lowrey, Carol, Ernest L. Ipsen, A Legacy of Art: Paintings and Sculpture by Artist Life Members of the National Art Club (New York: National Arts Club, 2007), pp.132-133. ISBN 978-0-615-15499-2
  2. ^ Fielding, Mantle, "Ipsen, Ernest L.," Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers (New York: James F. Carr, 1965).