Edvard Munch 1863 - 1944
Edvard Munch is born on 12 December 1863. As a child, he is sick and close to death more than once. Having to stay in bed for whole winters, he is unable to attend school and is taught at home instead. But his poor health also gives him the freedom to pursue his passion – drawing. Young Edvard draws everything: landscapes, rooms, portraits, still lifes, fictional motifs and works by other artists.
At 17 years old he writes in his diary:
“IT IS MY DECISION NOW TO BECOME A PAINTER.”
Full digitization of the collection is in progres. Here you will find Munch's drawings, and selected graphics and paintings.
We have also made available a digital archive for Edvard Munch's texts and correspondence.