People at Ekely

Self-portraits, models and figure compositions from Munch's time at Ekely.

Edvard Munch  bought the property Ekely on the outskirts of Oslo in 1916, when he was 53 years old. It became his permanent residence the rest of his life – a home. Although Ekely provided Munch with a more stable framework for his work, he continued his experimental exploration of motifs and methods until the very end. For example, we see this in a number of self-portraits where he confronted himself and his own aging with undisguised honesty.

Self-portraits from Munch's time at Ekely

Edvard Munch: Self-Portrait in Front of the House Wall. Oil on canvas, 1926. Photo © Munchmuseet

Edvard Munch: Self-Portrait at the Wedding Table. Oil on canvas, 1925–26. Photo © Munchmuseet

 Edvard Munch: Self-Portrait. Oil on canvas, 1940–43. Photo © Munchmuseet

Edvard Munch: Self-Portrait. Between the Clock and the Bed. Oil on canvas, 1940-43. Photo © Munchmuseet

Nudes from Ekely

Edvard Munch: Model by the Wicker Chair. Oil on canvas, 1919-21. Photo © Munchmuseet


Edvard Munch: Birgit Prestøe, Portrait Study. Oil on wooden panel, 1924-1925. Photo © Munchmuseet

Figure compositions

Edvard Munch: The Wedding of the Bohemian. Oil on canvas, 1925. Photo © Munchmuseet