1863 - 1944
Expressionism - Symbolism
Edvard Munch studied for a short time in Paris with notable art students of the day. He was much influenced by the works of Gauguin and Van Gogh. Later in life, he suffered under the influence of depressive fear and anxiety. This state reflected the tone of art that he produced the rest of his life. During World War II, the Nazi's removed his paintings from German museums, designating them as Stone Age Art. He died before the end of the war in 1944.