Carl Abken

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 in 2010. Carl


currently resides in Anchorage painting images of Alaska and Alaskana as well as


doing professional art restoration. Carl has an impressionist style that captures the 


beauty in powerful landscapes and portraits. 


Known for his portraits of famous Americans as well as Native Americans Carl has


completed commissions for renowned Alaskan's art collections. 

The Antique Gallery Carl Abken

The Antique Gallery in Anchorage Alaska

Tel: (907)230-1665 or (907) 230-8610 Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm