- NAME: Edvard Munch
- OCCUPATION: Painter
- BIRTH DATE: December 12, 1863
- DEATH DATE: January 23, 1944
- Did You Know?: In 2012, Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" sold for more than $119 million—a record-breaking price—in New York.
- EDUCATION: Royal School of Art and Design
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Löten, Norway
- PLACE OF DEATH: Ekely (near Oslo), Norway
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Norwegian painter Edvard Munch is widely known for his iconic pre-Expressionist painting "The Scream" ("The Cry").
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In the spring of 1909, he checked out, eager to get back to work, but as history would show, most of his great works were behind him.
Munch moved to a country house in Ekely (near Oslo), Norway, where he lived in isolation and began painting landscapes. He nearly died of influenza in the pandemic of 1918-19, but recovered and would survive for more than two decades thereafter (he died at his country home in Ekley on January 23, 1944). Munch painted right up to his death,
often depicting his deteriorating condition and various physical maladies in his work.
In May 2012, Munch's "The Scream" went on the auction block, selling at Sotheby's in New York for more than $119 million—a record-breaking price—sealing its reputation as one of the most famous and important works of art ever produced.
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