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