Carl Arp has become known primarily as a landscape painter, founding member of the Schleswig -Holstein Kunstgenossenschaft and representatives of the Weimar school. Arp studied under Theodor Hagen and Leopold von Kalckreuth at the Academy of Weimar and then spent several years in Italy. He is considered one of the main proponents of the " plein air" ie of plein air painting.
Arp taught in Kiel and Weimar, and had exhibitions in Munich, Berlin and Dusseldorf. His works are exhibited in Kiel, Danzig and Weimar. During the Second World War, a ship named after him, which sank by the Luftwaffe before Dunkirk and made seaworthy again former SS Cap Tafelneh.
Arp's works are typically oil paintings and watercolors German landscapes with motifs from his home in Schleswig -Holstein and the Kiel Fjord and from his travels to southern Germany and Italy.
- At the locks, oil on board, B75cm H54cm
- Giardino Publico, Venice, oil on board, B31cm H24cm
- Matterhorn, oil on board, B16, H21 5cm, 5cm