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Profile of the Day: Edvard Munch

Have you seen the painting The Scream? Today we remember Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, who was born on this day in 1863.

Profile of the Day: Edvard Munch

Image: Edvard Munch / National Library of Norway

Munch was born in a farmhouse in Løten, Norway on December 12, 1863. After his mother died in 1868, Edvard and his siblings were raised by his father, who often entertained the children with vivid ghost-stories and tales of Edgar Allan Poe. These stories and the loss of his mother and sister greatly influenced his art throughout his life.

Between 1893 and 1910, Edvard created his most famous piece, The Scream. He created four versions, two paintings and two pastels. Today, the piece is perhaps one of the most recognizable works in art history.

Munch died on January 23, 1944, about a month after his 80th birthday.

Explore Edvard Munch’s family tree on Geni and share your connection to the famous artist!

View Edvard Munch’s Geni Profile


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