Edvard Munch(1863- 1944) | Famous Norwegian Artist


Edvard Munch(1863- 1944) | Famous Norwegian Artist
Edvard Munch(1863- 1944) Self Portrait


Edvard Munch(12 December 1863-23 January 1944) was a Norwegian artist and painter. The Scream is one of his major most iconic image and painting. It is considered as one of the most famous and known paintings of all the time.

Life

Edvard munch was born to Laura Catherine Bjølstad and Christian Munch in a farmhouse in a village of Norway. Edvard’s father was a doctor. Edvard had four siblings. His mother Laura had an artistic bent of mind which may have influenced Edvard towards arts and painting. Painter Jacob munch and historian Peter Andreas Munch were related to Edvard Munch.

Influences

Edvard joined a technical college in 1870 to study engineering but later left the college to become a painter. Munch’s father was very disappointed. Edvard wrote his goal in diary “”In my art I attempt to explain life and its meaning to myself.”

From the very begining he was greatly influenced by impressionists such has Edouard manet and post-impressionism artists such has Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh. 

The Scream

The scream was his most famous work which he painted in 1893. 

Later years

In his later years of life he worked in peace and privacy. He died in his house in Ekely which is near Oslo in 1944. At the time of his death he was 80 year of age. 

Art works

References

Wikipedia, Edvard Much at the Museum of Modern Art





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