|Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944)|
|Norwegian artist, Edvard Munch, whose paintings and graphic works, based on personal grief and obsessions, often included the symbolic portrayal of such themes as misery, sickness, and death. He was a major influence on the development of the early 20th century art movement known as German Expressionism. The Cry, probably his most familiar painting, is considered one of the best example of that movement. Munch's considerable body of etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts is now considered a significant force in modern graphic art; the work is simple, direct, and vigorous in style, and powerful in subject matter. Few of Munch's paintings are found outside Norway. His own collection is housed in the Munch Musee.|
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