A pupil of C.V Nielsen, Pedersen was educated at the Royal Art Academy at Copenhagen 1871. Pedersen started out as a naturalistic artist and in his early days he did a series of romantic landscapes, forest scenes and religious motifs. Pedersen was later inspired by French realism and became a friend of the artist Remy Cogghe, whom he met in 1883. Pedersen was later influenced by symbolism from Gauguin and expressionism from Van Gogh in 1890. The later landscapes from Pedersen are known for their naturalistic qualities, mixed with modernism expression. Pedersen worked and traveled all around Europe, and was often joined by his many artists friends like: Kr. Zahrtmann, Joakim Skovgaard, Th. Philipsen and Rémy Cogghe
Paris and Pont aven in France: 1881, 1900, 1910.
Sora in Italy: 1883-84.
The World Fair in Paris: 1889 and 1900.
The World Fair in Chicago: 1893.
Modern Danish Art: 1890.
International Art Exhibition in Berlin:1891.
International Art Exhibition in Italy: 1895.
Works by Danish Painters, Guildhall, London 1907.
Modern Danish Artists, Brighton 1912.
The Baltic Exhibition, Malmö, Sweden: 1914.
Hjörring Museum of Fine Art: 1985-86.
Krapperups Museum of Art: 1987.
Estimated value / Auction prices:
Viggo Pedersen is listed in artprice.com where he has been sold for $50,000.
(Sotheby’s, London. 13-06-2002. Lot no: 157)