1) Edvard Munch was born in the 1860'ies in Norway. He died during the 2nd world war, worrying the germans would destroy his works, like so many other artists, -but they didn't!!
Munch started drawing at home, inspired by an auntie, studying seriously since he was 12.
He enrolled in drawing school at 18, and got scholarships to go to Berlin and Paris.
By his 26th year, both parents and his sister was dead. He became severely depressed, and decided to stop painting interior, and rather focus on human emotions. Love and grief in all its genres.
By 29 he was a famous man in Europe, and mainly because his style. He took the impressionist painting style further back from finnished painting towards the scetch. His paintings fits in to our contemporary definition of a drawing, seemingly unfinnished and with a raw expression.