In 1885, the young twenty-something Edvard Munch stepped off the boat in Antwerp on his way to Paris. It was his very first foreign experience. It was the time of the World's Fair, where not only technical marvels were on display but also the work of the European avant-garde. Ten years later, he focused heavily on graphic art. Many of his greatest works, lithographs, date from the years before the turn of the century.
Born - December 12 in Løten Norway.
Mother dies of tuberculosis.
Favourite sister Sophie dies of tuberculosis.
Enrolment at Kristiania Art Academy (Oslo).
Trip to Antwerp, World Expo. First foreign experience.
First solo exhibition at Kristiania (Oslo). Death of father.
Moves to Berlin. Forms friendships with August Strindberg, Gustav Vigeland, Stanislav Prziebizewsky, among others. Devotes himself to graphic art.
Affected by a nervous breakdown. Treatment until 1909 in Copenhagen.
Buys small country house in Ekely, just outside Oslo. Lives there rest of his life.
Died in Ekely, 23 January due to pneumonia. Had received the Order of St Olav in 1933 and Legion d'Honneur in 1934.