Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was born in LÝten, Norway.

Munch and van Gogh are regarded as the main source of German Expressionism.

Munch's paintings "The Sick Child" (1886-1894) and "The Scream" [or The Cry] (1893), reflect the traumatic experiences from his childhood.

Munch's lyric prose about "The Scream": "I was out walking with two friends - the sun began to set - suddenly the sky turned blood red - I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence - there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city - my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety - and I sensed an endless scream passing through nature".

In 1908, tortured by anguish, Munch was hospitalized. He returned to Norway a year later.

His last self-portrait, "Between Clock and Bed" (1940-42), is marked by instrospection.

Munch's etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts are housed in the Munch Museet.

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Munch, "The Scream (or The Cry)" (1893)
Nasjonalgalleriet (Oslo)
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