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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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