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Artists in 60 Seconds: Edvard Munch


Movement, Style, School or Type of Art:

Symbolism > Expressionism

Date and Place of Birth:

December 12, 1863, Löton, Norway


Munch is best known for his intensely-colored images of human anxiety and death (two experiences he, sadly, felt or witnessed often in his life). Besides painting, he was a prodigious printmaker, working in etching, lithography and wood engraving. His work greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century.

Important Works:

  • The Scream, 1893
  • Vampire, 1895
  • The Sick Child, 1896
  • The Dance of Life, 1899-1900

Date and Place of Death:

January 23, 1944, Ekely, Norway

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