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Edvard Munch 150

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Edvard Munch’s birth.

Edvard Munch 150

Today marks the 150th anniversary of Edvard Munch’s (1863-1944) birth. A master of isolation, melancholy and anxiety, his works are amongst some of the most recognisable in art history.

Though primarily known as a painter, Edvard Munch’s graphic work is an integral part of his artistic oeuvre, and are the focus of two of our books – Edvard Munch Prints and Edvard Munch: Complete Graphic Works – revealing a relatively unexplored aspect of his work.

After the sensation of his 1892 Berlin exhibition, Munch’s graphic work was itself an important influence on twentieth-century art. Out of a total of 748 prints, the majority are etchings and lithographs, but Munch’s enduring influence came through colour woodcuts such as The Kiss, Melancholy and The Girls on the Bridge. These powerful and important works inspired a new fascination for woodcut among German Expressionist artists, and are among the finest prints of the twentieth century.

Below we have put together a little selection of Munch’s self-portraits, so do take a look.

Edvard Munch's Graphic WorksFurther details about Edvard Munch Prints and Edvard Munch: Complete Graphic Works can be found over on our website.
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