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Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter who has become widely known for his iconic pre-Expressionist painting The Scream.
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He moved to a country house in Ekely, Norway, where he began painting landscapes, living in isolation. He nearly died of influenza in the pandemic of 1918-1919 but recovered and survived until 1944. He painted right up to his death, often depicting his deteriorating condition and various physical maladies.
In May 2012, Munch's The Scream went on the auction block and sold for more than $119 million at Sotheby's in New York, a record-breaking price,
sealing its reputation as one of the most famous and important works of art ever produced.
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