Edvard Munch was one of the great painter artists. Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and print maker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century.
Edvard Munch was born on 12 December 1863 in Norway and dead on 23 January 1944 in Oslo Norway in 80 aged. He was known for his paintings and graphic artist.
In 1879, he was joined technical college to study engineering, but he didn’t continue. In the following year Edvard Munch determined to become a painter. Then all of his neighbors and relatives reacted bitterly and send anonymous letters.
In 1881 Munch joined Royal School of Art and Design of Kristiania one of his relative school, Jacob Munch. The Scream, Maddona and The Sick Child was his famous works.
One of his famous work ‘The Scream’. The Scream exists in four versions two Pastels (1893 and 1895) and two Paintings (1893 and 1910). The 1895 pastel sold at auction on 2 May 2012 for US$119,922,500.
The 1893 version (shown here) was stolen from the National Gallery in Oslo in 1994 and recovered. In 2004 from The Munch Museum in Oslo, the painting 1910 was stolen but recovered in 2006 with limited damage.
From 15 November 2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is hosting an exhibition dedicated to Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, who famously painted The Scream.