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Edvard Munch


Born in 1863, Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker. His work was considered to be a great influence of German Expressionism in the early 20th century. From an early age Edvard Munch considered he had “inherited his seeds of madness from his father” or “inherited two of mankind’s most frightful enemies – the heritage of consumption and insanity”. In 1879 he enrolled in technical college to study engineering and excelled in physics, chemistry and math, but left college to become a painter. In 1881 he enrolled at the Royal School of Art and Design in Kristiania.