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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 12, 2011.
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3 sentenced for Swedish museum heist

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Three men were sentenced Wednesday for their roles in an art heist at Sweden's Malmo Art Museum, court records show.
Museum unaware Munch artwork was stolen

Museum unaware Munch artwork was stolen

LANDSKRONA, Sweden, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- An Edvard Munch painting worth $1.5 million was found by Swedish police who raided an apartment in an unrelated incident, officials said.
28 Munch works lost in recent years

28 Munch works lost in recent years

LONDON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Art Loss Register in London said 28 paintings by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch have been lost or stolen in recent years.

Munch's 'History' stolen from art dealer

OSLO, Norway, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- An art dealer in Oslo, Norway, says thieves smashed a large window at his dealership and stole the lithograph "History" by Edvard Munch.
Munch's 'Vampire' to go up for auction

Munch's 'Vampire' to go up for auction

LONDON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Edvard Munch's "Vampire," a painting widely viewed as a companion to "The Scream," reportedly is expected to sell for about $35 million at a New York auction.

Art therapy helps treat mental illness

GRANADA, Spain, July 9 (UPI) -- A University of Granada study confirms the usefulness of art therapy to treat mental disease, Spanish researchers said.
Munch's 'Scream' back on display

Munch's 'Scream' back on display

OSLO, Norway, May 23 (UPI) -- Two iconic paintings by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch reportedly are again on display at Oslo's Munch Museum after they were stolen in 2004.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 31, 2007.
By United Press International

Airline fined for using Munch 'Scream'

FORNEBU, Norway, July 31 (UPI) -- Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has been fined for using an inflatable Edvard Munch "Scream" doll in an ad campaign without permission. The doll -- based on the character depicted in the Norwegian Symbolist painter's 1893 painting, "The Scream" --

Munch art thieves get more jail time

OSLO, Norway, April 24 (UPI) -- An appeals court Monday in Norway increased the prison sentences for three men convicted in the armed robbery of "Scream" and "Madonna" by Edvard Munch.

London art auction records $187 million

LONDON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A London auction of modern and Impressionist paintings has become one of the most profitable sales ever at Sotheby's, netting nearly $187 million.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006.
By United Press International

Munch woodcut sets record price

OSLO, Norway, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A woodcut by Norweigian artist Edvard Munch has been auctioned for what is believed to be the highest price ever paid for a graphic work, $1.26 million.
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Edvard Munch
Armed robbers pulled the Edvard Munch painting "The Scream," from the walls of the Munch Museum and escaped in broad daylight in Oslo on August 22, 2004. Masked thieves also stole Munch's "Madonna," which shows a bare-breasted woman with flowing black hair. Witnesses say the men were dressed in black and threatened guards with guns as they ran to their car with the paintings. "The Scream," first painted in 1893 is one of four versions created. Ten years ago the best-known version was stolen from Oslo's National Art Museum but was recovered three months later. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Edvard Munch (Norwegian pronunciation: , 12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944) was a Norwegian Symbolist painter, printmaker and an important forerunner of expressionist art. His best-known composition, The Scream, is part of a series The Frieze of Life, in which Munch explored the themes of love, fear, death, melancholia, and anxiety.

Edvard Munch was born in a rustic farmhouse in the village of Ådalsbruk in Løten, Norway to Christian Munch, the son of a priest. Christian was a doctor and medical officer who married Laura Catherine Bjølstad, a woman half his age, in 1861. Edvard had an older sister, Johanne Sophie (born 1862), and three younger siblings: Peter Andreas (born 1865), Laura Catherine (born 1867), and Inger Marie (born 1868). Both Sophie and Edvard appear to have inherited their artistic talent from their mother. Edvard Munch was related to painter Jacob Munch (1776–1839) and historian Peter Andreas Munch (1810–1863).

The family moved to Christiania (now Oslo) in 1864 when Christian Munch was appointed medical officer at Akershus Fortress. Edvard’s mother died of tuberculosis in 1868, as did Munch's favorite sister Johanne Sophie in 1877. After their mother's death, the Munch siblings were raised by their father and by their aunt Karen. Often ill for much of the winters and kept out of school, Edvard would draw to keep himself occupied, and received tutoring from his school mates and his aunt. Christian Munch also instructed his son in history and literature, and entertained the children with vivid ghost-stories and tales of Edgar Allan Poe.

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