Edvard Munch was an expressionist who painted quite a few famous paintings. He was born on the 12th of December 1863. Munch, a Norwegian, had four brothers and sisters. He had followed his mother and sister by being the best artists in their family. While Edvard was still young, his mother and one of his sisters died. But it was when he was thirteen that he really came to like art. The first paintings he did were simple objects like medicine bottles and other object. Later on, he drew oil paintings.
He soon went to technical college in 1879 where he learnt how to draw paintings with perspective. However in 1880, the following year he left the school to become a painter. He went to the Royal School of Art and Design. This is where he learnt sculpturing and naturalistic painting. This is where he drew his first important portrait of himself and his father.
He drew The Scream in 1893. The painting was made using different types of mediums. There were two pastel drawing, two paintings and also some lithographs were printed.