Edvard Munch

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

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Edvard Munch’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Edvard Munch

Place Of Birth

Loten, Norway


158 years old

Birth Date

December 11, 1863

Star Sign


Edvard Munch Facts

Child Star?



Artist, Painter, Writter, Poet

Net Worth

$2.5 million


Christian Munch, Laura Catherine


Johanna Sophie Munch, Inger Maria Munch, Peter Andreas Munch



Chinese Year

Year of the Boar

About Edvard Munch 

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian artist born on December 12, 1863, in Adalsburk, Loten, Sweden-Norway.

Edvard Munch's father is, Christian Munch and his mother is Laura Catherine Bjolstad. Edvard Munch was a poetic and expressive Norwegian artist, a printmaker, and a painter with passion.

December-born artist faced many serious illnesses, grief, and sorrowful mental conditions within his family in his childhood. The nihilist Hans Jaeger influenced Edvard Munch to lead bohemian life and encouraged him to express his psychological and emotional mental state in his paintings.

Throughout the 1880s and early 1890s, Edvard Munch experimented with various color palettes and brushstroke techniques to define his artistic style. The Post-Impressionists influenced him stylistically, who evolved symbolist content that depicted the state of mind. He presented all his work in his first one-man show in 1889. This gained recognition for his modern art and a two-year scholarship to study in Paris. Edvard Munch studied in Paris under Leon Bonnat, a French painter.

Edvard Munch enrolled with an international group of artists and writers in Berlin. August Strindberg, a Swedish dramatist, also joined the group that Edvard Munch painted in 1892, which was included in the top stories.

Edvard Munch portrayed his younger sister Laura's tragedy as a subject in his interior 'Melancholy: Laura' in 1899. He depicted his own inherited insanity in paintings.

Edvard Munch Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Edvard Munch's net worth?

Edvard Munch's net worth was $1-5 million.

How much did Edvard Munch earn per year?

Information about his yearly earnings is not available.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Edward Munch?

Information about his height is not available.

How old was Edvard Munch?

Edvard Munch was born on December 12, 1863, in Loten, Norway, and died on January 23, 1944, in Ekely, near Oslo, at the age of 80.

Childhood And Education

Edvard Munch was born on December 12, 1863 in Adalsbruk, Loten , Sweden-Norway. Edvard Munch's elder sister is Johanna Sophie Munch and Inger Marie Munch, and Peter Andreas Munch and Laura Catherine Munch were younger siblings. Edvard was related to the historian Peter Andreas Munch and painter Jacob Munch. In 1868, Edvard's mother died of tuberculosis, and after the passing of his mother, his father took care of him and his siblings along with aunt Karen.

In 1864, Christian Munch was a medical officer at Akershus Fortress and moved to Christiania (in 1877, Kiristiania and now Oslo). He entertained Edvard Munch and his siblings with American writer Edgar Allan Poe's tales and evocative ghost stories. Though Edvard's father was living with a positive attitude, Edvard was obliterated by his sickness. Edvard says that he had inherited this illness from his father.

He joined a technical school for engineering, and he was an outstanding student in math, physics, and chemistry. He learned perspective drawings. In the following year, Edvard Munch discontinued college with an aspiration to become a painter.

 Edvard Munch experienced human mortality like mental trauma, bereavement, and chronic illness, which provoked him to express anxiousness, pain, and sorrow in his paintings.

Edvard Munch was inspired by artists Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh from a young age. He then experimented with different styles of paintings, like Impressionism and Naturalism.

Edvard Munch enrolled in 1881 at the Royal School of Art and Design, Kristiania. His relative, Jacob Munch, was the founder of this school.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Edvard Munch's partner?

He was not married.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Edvard was a well-known painter from Norway for, 'The Scream', 1893, the most popular iconic image in 1893. The anxious face of the human in this painting gained fame for its most perceptive and sensitive unique expression in the world of art. 'The Scream' art was sold for $119.9 million in the Sotheby's auction on May 2, 2012, and this was the most expensive art sold in Sotheby's auction. His other notable works include 'Madonna' and 'The Sick C', along with other iconic images.

What awards did Edvard Munch win?

As an acknowledgment of Edward Munch's relevance to culture, Edvard Munch Art Award(EMAA) is given.

Edvard Munch's Hobbies And Interests

Edvard was interested in watercolor painting and drawing as well.

Other Interesting Edvard Munch Facts And Trivia

  • Norway-born painter Edvard Munch's popular poem as art portrait 'The Scream' was stolen from a museum in Oslo, and it was recovered after three months on May 7, 1994.
  • His first break from impressionism was based on his sister's death, and he painted 'The Sick Child' in 1886, which was his first painting.
  • In 1909, he painted the 'The Sun', a modern mural painting that showed the sun as the most vital energy-giving source.
  • He was diagnosed with a mental condition associated with hysteria and hypochondria called neurasthenia.

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