Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker born on 12 December 1863 in Loten, Norway. Munch spent plenty of time in and out of hospitals due to his weak immune system. He picked up a hobby of drawing and painting to pass the time. His fascination with art grew, and he consequently taught himself oil painting methods.
Munch traveled to Paris in 1889 and studied in the studio of Leon Bonnat. He also exhibited his work at the Exposition Universelle that same year. Subsequently, Munch participated in the first solo exhibition of the Union of Berlin Artists in 1892. Despite the controversy and criticism that Edvard’s work provoked, his artistic career flourished during this period.
In 1908, Munch was admitted to a hospital for eight months due to his excessive drinking. On his discharge from the hospital, Much returned to Norway, where he lived in isolation and quietness. During this period, his style drastically changed, showing a lighter palette and less dark themes. Munch died on 23 January 1944 in Oslo, Norway.
What was Edvard Munch Known For?
Edvard Munch was known for painting works centered around death, isolation, and pain. Losing close family members at a young age mainly influenced his choice of subject matter. Munch employed an unconventional method of coloring and infused a melancholic feeling into his oil paintings and prints.
Who was Edvard Munch Influenced By?
Edvard Munch was influenced by Edouard Manet, Paul Gaugin, and Henri Toulouse-Latrec. In the early-1880s, Munch received encouragement to paint his personal experiences from philosopher Hans Jaeger. However, Munch’s study trip to Paris later that decade exposed him to the works of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, whose works he copied.
What Art Movement was Edvard Munch Associated With?
Edvard Munch was associated with the Expressionism and Symbolism art movements.
Edvard Munch Artwork
Below are some of the artworks of Edvard Munch
Self portrait with burning cigar
Portrait of the painter Jensen Hjell
Writer Hans Jaeger
Lady in black
The sick child
Building the winter studio
By the deathbed
By the window
Children in the street
Girl kindling a stove
Sisters in the garden
Adam and Eve
All Edvard Munch Artwork on Artchive
|Model By The Wicker Chair||1919-21||Oil On Canvas|
|Vampire||1893||Oil On Canvas|
|Self-portrait After The Spanish Flu||1919||Oil On Canvas|
|Sister Inger||1892||Oil On Canvas|
|Death In The Sickroom||c. 1895||Oil On Canvas|
|Separation||1894||Oil On Canvas|
|Old Trees||c. 1923-25||Oil On Canvas|
|Night In St. Cloud||1890||Oil On Canvas|
|Workers Returning Home||1916||Watercolor, Crayon And Charcoal|
|Workers Returning Home||1913-1915||Oil On Canvas|
|The Hands||1893||Oil On Canvas|
|Meeting||1921||Oil On Canvas|
|Madonna||1894-95||Oil On Canvas|
|Count Henry Kessler||1904||Oil On Canvas|
|Evening On Karl Johan||1892||Oil On Canvas|
|Jealousy||1895||Oil On Canvas|
|Self-portrait With Burning Cigarette||1895||Oil On Canvas|
|Ashes||1894||Oil On Canvas|
|Puberty||1894||Oil on Canvas|
|The Storm||1893||Oil on Canvas|
|Red Creeper||1900||Oil on Canvas|
|The Dead Mother||1899 - 1900||Oil on Canvas|
|The Murderer||1910||Oil on Canvas|
|The Dance of Life||1899 - 1900||Oil on Canvas|
|Between Clock and Bed||1940-1943||Oil on Canvas|
|The Scream||1893||Oil, Pastel, and Tempera on Cardboard|