The Danish painter and illustrator Hugo Vilfred Pedersen (1870-1959)was a student of B. Schröder and F. Henningsen. In 1895 he traveled to Sumatra, Java, Malaysia and Singapore, where he made portrait sketches of the people he saw, later to be published in the book Door den Oost-Inischen Archipel. Pederson spent many years in India and portrayed the Maharaja of Burdwan while there. Hugo Vilfred Pedersen is known as a representative of traditional European school of painting. His works are sold at reputable art auctions including Christie.
Artist’s alternative names: Hugo V. Pedersen, Hugo Vildfred Pedersen.