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Edvard Munch and the Oslo region


The famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch had close ties to several places in the Oslo region. To get a sense of the artist’s life, visit his birthplace Løten, walk the streets of Grünerløkka in Oslo where he grew up, or take a trip to his cabin in Åsgårdstrand where he spent many summers.

 

If you’d like to explore Munch’s art, Oslo boasts the world’s largest collection of works by Munch. Along the Oslo Fjord, you can experience the light and landscapes that inspired works like Dance of Life, Girls on the bridge and Melancholy.

Edvard Munch
(1863–1944)

  • world-renowned painter and printmaker

  • a pioneer of expressionism and representative of late 19th century symbolism

  • dwelled at several places in the Oslo region throuhout his life:

    Løten, Hedmark (1863–1864)

    Kristiania (Oslo) (1864–1889)

    Åsgårdstrand, Vestfold (from 1889)

    Kragerø, Telemark (1909–1915)

    Hvitsten, Akershus (from 1909)

    Moss, Østfold (1913–1916)

    Oslo (1916–1944)
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