Soren Emil Carlsen (1853 – 1932) was an American painter associated with the Cos Cob Art Colony. He was born and educated in Copenhagen, Denmark. Carlsen painted primarily landscapes and still lifes. His fastidiously-painted still lifes were influenced by Chardin and often depicted copper pans, game, or flowers. He was an art teacher for over 50 years; his students included Jimmy Swinnerton. Carlsen was a member of the Bohemian Club, lived in New York City, and received the Samuel T. Shaw Purchase Prize. Carlsen's son, Dines, also became a painter in his own right.