Carl-Henning Pedersen (1913-2007) was born in Copenhagen. He first exhibited his work in 1936. Pedersen was a founding member of the COBRA group of Expressionist painters and is one of the most important artist of the 20th century in Denmark.

Reluctant to sell his work, Pedersen donated more than 3000 drawings, paintings and sculptures to the town of Herning in 1976.

The foreword is written by art historian Lotte Korshøj and the book is produced in co-operation with his estate and The Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelt Museum in Herning.