An Icon of Modern Art
Edvard Munch is regarded as one of the greatest artists of all time.
’The Scream’, his most famous painting, is one of the most recognizable in the world. It is also one of the most valuable paintings in history, sold at auction for nearly $120 million. Born in 1863, Munch painted for more than sixty years until his death in 1944. His exceptional craftsmanship and groundbreaking technique have made him an icon of modern art. Today, his legacy lives on, continuing to influence and inspire artists around the world. When Munch died in 1944, he willed all of his artworks to the city of Oslo, where today, many of his well known paintings hang in The Munch Museum. Though not on public display, the tools Munch used to create his masterpieces are also part of the museum’s collection. His brushes are locked away, preserved in the highly restricted museum archives.