Munch, Edvard

Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter, 1863-1944

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century. One of his most well-known works is The Scream of 1893. In May 2012, one of the four variations of The Scream was sold for $119.9 million, and is the second most expensive artwork ever sold at an open auction.