Carl (Conrad) Abken

Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1958.

Studied at the Art Students League of New York (1976) under Robert

Shultz and Robert Beverly Hale. Robert Hale was the curator of the

American Painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Carl then studied

under Lewis DiNardo at the Salmagundi Club of New York (1979). He then

began a career in commercial art and photography in both New York and

New Jersey. During this fourteen year span, Carl was a staff artist and

photographer at the Slide Center and Garraway Studios, where he applied

his experience and talent creating art for cosmetic and pharmaceutical

companies. Recently, Carl left the East coast and moved to Alaska, to lend

support to his daughter. Carl’s daughter is a U.S. Army officer serving in

Afghanistan. Carl is currently painting images of Alaska and Alaskana,

while taking care of his daughters horses and dogs.​

Carl Abken

The Antique Gallery Carl Abken

The Antique Gallery in Anchorage

Tel: 907 276-8986 Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm