Viggo Pedersen was a fascinating artist that developed a love for impressionism following study trips to Paris in the 1880s. He began his career as a classical painter and trained at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. But gradually over a ten year period, his works became looser and often flooded with light.
He’s predominantly known for his landscapes, which depict luscious green views and coastal scenery. Pedersen’s work can be found in several public collections including at the Danish National Gallery.
Artist’s auction highlight: £34,000 achieved for ‘Picking Poppies, Sora’ at Sotheby’s in 2002.