Olsen’s seascapes is known for their great details and naturalistic style. Olsen never overworked his oils and concentrated on especially on capturing the true nature and detail of the ships he portrait rather than romanticise them. Olsen also worked as a porcelain artist at Bing & Grøndal where he did several ship portraits on large vases. Olsen travelled with the Danish navy a great deal and thus had the opportunity to portray many foreign seascapes and ships. Olsen also had the great honour to join the Danish king and Queen on their journeys to Greenland in 1921 and to Island in 1926. Olsen has been exhibited numerous times in Denmark and has been exhibited at the Danish National exhibition at Brooklyn Museum of art.
North Africa: 1905,
Italy and Germany: 1933,
Greenland: 1921 (accompanied the Danish King and Queen)
Scotland, Spain: 1923,
Iceland: 1926 (accompanied the Danish King and Queen),
1893: Attended the technical school of arts in Svendborg, Denmark.
He later was a pupil of Christian Blache.
1906-1913: Worked at an artist at Bing & Grondal.
1913-1935 : Worked as an artist at the Royal porcelain fabric
The artists Fall exhibition: 1905, 1907-08.
The artists union of 18th nov.: 1932-35
The union of national art: 1926, 1949 and 1960.
Waldemar castle: 1980
Middelfart museum of art :1995.
Christian Benjamin Olsen is listed in artprice.com and his marine oils have been for $3,384 (Brunn Rasmussen, Copenhagen. 07-09-2000. Lot No :1673)