Edvard Munch  (Norwegian, 1863-1944) 

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Edvard Munch Biography
1863   Born Engelhangen, Norway
1879   Enters Technical College to become an engineer
1880   Leaves College to purue painting and joins the Realist Painters
1881   Enrolls at the Royal School of Art and Design
1882   Exhibits at the Industries and Art Exhibition
1889   Attends Bonnat School of Art in Paris
1892   Invited by the Berlin Artists’ Association to exhibit in Berlin, Germany
1895   The press urges a boycott of Munch’s exhibition at Blomquist’s gallery in Christiana, Norway
1902   Exhibits the “Frieze of Life” at the Berlin Secession
1908   Entered a hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark following a nervous breakdown
1910   Participates in the Berlin Secession
1911   Wins the Oslo University Aula competition
1913   Resigns from the Berlin Secession and exhibits new versions of the “Frieze of Life” paintings at the Autumn Exhibition in Berlin with Picasso
1915   Exhibits graphic works at the Panama-Pacific International exhibition in San Francisco
1923   Becomes a member of the German Academy of Fine Art
1927   Exhibits over 223 works at his retrospective exhibitions at the National Galleries in Berlin and Oslo
1928   Designs murals for central hall, Oslo City Hall
1944   Died Ekeley, Norway
1944   Died January 23rd in Ekely, Norway
Selected Exhibitions
2011   Sommergäste. Von Arp bis Werefkin - Die Klassische Moderne in Mecklenburg und Pommern, Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Germany
2011   Die unbekannte Sammlung - Klassiker der Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
2006   Edvard Munch, The Modern Life of the Soul, Museum of Modern Art, NY
2004 - 2005   Edvard Munch, The Frieze of Life, National Gallery of Victoria
  Munch-mueseet, Permanent Collections
  Oslo National Gallery, Permanent Collections
  New York Metropolitan Museum, Permanent Collections
  Los Angeles Getty Center, Permanent Collections

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