Viggo Christian Frederik Vilhelm Pedersen was born in Copenhagen in 1854. He was born into a family of artists. From 1871 to 1878, he attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. His work was decisively influenced by the close contact with P.C. Skovgaard and J. la Cour. Pedersen undertook study trips and traveled through Europe before finally staying in Munich for some time. He painted naturalistic landscapes and brightly colored figure paintings. His paintings are in major art museums in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki. Viggo Christian Frederik Vilhelm Pedersen passed away in 1926.