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.”

Digital resources

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Full digitization of the collection is in progres. Here you will find Munch's drawings, and selected graphics and paintings.

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We have also made available a digital archive for Edvard Munch's texts and correspondence.

>Photos of the collection

Most images are licensed according to CC BY 4 standard. Credit: Photo: Munchmuseet.

Edvard Munch: Summer Night. The Voice. Oil on unprimed canvas, 1896. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: Evening. Melancholy. Oil, pencil and color pen on canvas, 1891. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: Head by Head. Oil on canvas, 1905. Photo © Munchmuseet
 Edvard Munch: Madonna. Oil on canvas, 1894. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: Jealousy. Oil on canvas, 1913. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch, The Death of Marat (1907). Oil on canvas, 153 × 149 cm. © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: The Hands. Oil and crayon on unbound cardboard, 1893–94. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: The Scream. Tempera and oil on unprimed cardboard, 1910? Photo: Munchmuseet.
Edvard Munch: The Scream. Crayon, 1893 (probably). Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: The Sun. Oil on canvas, 1910-1911. Photo  © Munchmuseet.
Edvard Munch: The Sun. Oil on canvas, 1910-13. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: The Sun. Oil on unprimed linen canvas, 1912-13. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch, Two Girls with Blue Aprons. Oil on canvas, 1904-05. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: The Dance of Life. Oil on canvas, 1925. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: Death in the Sickroom. Pastel on canvas, 1893. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: Death in the Sickroom. Lithograph, 1896. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch, The Sick Child I. Lithograph, 41.4 x 58.8 cm, 1910. Photo: Munchmuseet
 Edvard Munch: The Sick Child. Oil on canvas, 1927. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: Friedrich Nietzsche. Oil and tempera on canvas, 1906. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: Stanislaw Przybyszewski. Oil and/or tempera unprimed cardboard, 1895. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: The Man in the Cabbage Field. Oil on canvas, 1943. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: Self-Portrait in Front of the House Wall. Oil on canvas, 1926. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch, Self-Portrait in Woman's Hair: Salome Paraphrase. Gouache, brush, pencil, 1894-1898. Photo: Munchmuseet.
Edvard Munch: Metabolism. Oil on canvas, 1898–1899. Photo © Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch: Self-Portrait. Between the Clock and the Bed. Oil on canvas, 1940-43. Photo © Munchmuseet

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