Edvard Munch
Norwegian, 1863–1944 
Vampyr II (Vampire II), 1895–1902
Lithograph with woodcut printed in color on fine white oriental paper
16 7/8 x 23 5/8 inches
Courtesy of John Szoke Editions, New York, MUNC00002

Edvard Munch

July 5, 2015 - September 6, 2015

Graphics Gallery

Edvard Munch (1863–1944), most well known for The Scream, created visual expressions of anxiety, loss, love, jealousy, and death. Following his introduction to printmaking in 1894, the graphic media became an essential component of his oeuvre. With the capacity to produce multiple works from a single plate, stone, or woodblock, printmaking offered Munch the opportunity to replicate compositions and experiment with imagery. He often referred to his pictures as his children and missed them after they sold, but with printmaking he could create at least one identical image for himself. Comprising 20 works on paper, this exhibition includes lithographs, woodblocks, etchings, drawings, and drypoints by the Norwegian artist.

From the Exhibition

  • Edvard Munch, Norwegian, 1863–1944, Das Kranke Kind (The Sick Child), 1894, Early drypoint, roulette and burnisher printed in black ink on thick cream wove paper, 
    15 x 11 inches. Courtesy of John Szoke Editions, New York, MUNC00040

  • Edvard Munch, Norwegian, 1863–1944, Mossepiken (The Girl from Moss), 1900–10, Charcoal on thin cream paper, 16 x 10 1/4 inches. Courtesy of John Szoke Editions, New York, MUNC00017

  • Edvard Munch, Norwegian, 1863–1944, The Sin, 1902
    Lithograph printed in black on medium heavy cream paper, 30 x 18 1/2 inches. Courtesy of John Szoke Editions, New York, MUNC00043

  • Edvard Munch, Norwegian, 1863–1944, Kvinnene ved skjelettet (The Women and the Skeleton), 1896, drypoint printed in black ink on heavy beige wove paper, 17 1/4 x 22 3/8 inches. Courtesy of John Szoke Editions, New York, MUNC00007

  • Edvard Munch, Norwegian, 1863–1944, Trøst (Consolation), 1894, drypoint printed in black ink on cream wove paper, 14 x 17 1/8 inches. Courtesy of John Szoke Editions, New York, MUNC00012