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Edvard Munch


Edvard Munch Portrait
Name
Edvard Munch
Birth Year
1863
Death Year
1944
Country
Norway
Movement
Expressionism

Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was a turn-of-the-century Norwegian artist, best known for his extremely personal brand of Symbolism, which helped lay the foundations for and proved a lasting influence on the later Expressionist school of art. Edvard Munch was born on December 12, 1863, in the small town of Loten, Norway, as the second of five children. His father was Christian Munch, a military doctor, and his mother Laura Cathrine Munch, née Bjolstad. Edvard had three sisters, Sophie, Laura and Inger, and one brother, Andreas. Although ostensibly middle class, the family had but modest means and often struggled financially. In 1864, soon after Edvard's birth, the family moved to Kristiania, the capital of Norway...


197 Most Important Works

Bibliography

Edvard Munch: The Modern Life of the Soul by Patricia Berman, Reinhold Heller, Elizabeth Prelinger, Tina Yarborough, Kynaston McShine. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006.

Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream by Sue Prideaux. Yale University Press, 2007.

Edvard Munch: Signs of Modern Art by Ulf Kuster, Philippe Buttner, Bjerke Oivind, Edvard Munch, Dieter Buchhart. Hatje Cantz, 2007.

Munch by Himself by Iris Muller-Westermann. Royal Academy Books, 2005.

The Private Journals of Edvard Munch: We Are Flames Which Pour Out of the Earth by Edvard Munch. University of Wisconsin Press, 2005.

After the Scream: The Late Paintings of Edvard Munch by Elizabeth Prelinger. Yale University Press, 2002.

Munch At The Munch Museum by Arne Eggum, Gerd Woll, Marit Lande. Scala Publishers, 2005.