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Edvard Munch
(1863 - 1944)

1863 Born 12 December in Löten, Norway
1864 The family moves to Kristiania
1868 Mother dies
1877 Sister, Sophia, dies
1879 Begins studies at Kristiania Technical College
1880 Decides to become a painter, leaves engineering studies and enrols at the Royal School of Design in Kristiania
1881 Attends Royal School of Drawing
1885 Travels to Paris
1889 Father dies, Edvard falls into a state of depression
1889 Munch arranges his first one-man show at the Student Association in Kristiania
1889 Studies with Léon Bonnat in Paris
1892 Exhibits in Berlin's Artists' Association
1906 Completes decorations for Max Reinhardt's staging of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts in Berlin
1908 Nervous breakdown
1908 Suffers from delusions, is admitted to Dr. Jacobson's clinic in Copenhagen
1909 Awarded the Royal Order of St. Olav
1916 Settles on the estate Ekely, near Kristiania
1930 A blood vessel bursts in Munch's right eye, he is nearly blind for a while
1933 Awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav
1937 82 works by Munch in German public galleries confiscated as 'entartete Kunst'
1940 Bequeaths all works of art in his possession to the City of Oslo
1944 Dies of pneumonia on 23 January in Ekely, near Oslo

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