Happy Birthday Edvard Munch!

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Edvard Munch was born on December 12, 1863 in Norway.

Munch went to art school at the Royal School of Design.

Munch was part of the following art movement: Abstract Expressionism

Munch’s most famous painting is “The Scream” painted in 1893.

Three interesting facts about Munch:

1. His father was a priest.

2. He was heavily influenced by artists Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

3. Munch referred to his paintings as his “children” and had a hard time giving them up.

Munch died on January 23, 1944 in Oslo, Norway.

Quote: “For as long as I have remembered I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art.” 

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