Arnesens father was a skipper and a builder of model ships, so Arnesens interest for maritime started at a very young age. Later when Arnesen was educated at the academy of arts he has given the highly esteemed honour of accompanying the Danish Royal family on their many travels abroad. Arnesen was known for his detailed and powerful seascapes with large sail ships and often portrayed famous historical events. Arnesen travelled and worked all around the world and his paintings were in high demand. Arnesen is known to be the last of the great old national marine artists. The paintings of Arnesen have been exhibited at the world fair in Chicago, Museum of arts in Lübeck, Germany and frequently at Charlottenborg.
Auction Prices: Vilhelm Arnesen is listed in artprice.com where his oils have been sold for $18,750. (Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen. 07-03-2001. Lot no: 1379)