Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print

Edvard Munch, Norwegian, 1863–1944:Two Women on the Shore, 1898. Woodcut. Museum of Modern Art, New York, purchase (1190.1968). © 2013 The Munch Museum / The Munch-Ellingsen Group / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print:  Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, features 26 of the artist's most powerful and well known compositions, represented in a wide array of printmaking techniques. Drawn entirely from the Museum of Modern Art’s Collection of Prints and Illustrated Books, the exhibition vividly demonstrates Edvard Munch’s innovative creative process and unique artistic vision. Munch (Norwegian, 1863-1944), renowned as a Symbolist painter, is also considered among the greatest printmakers of the modern period who employed printmaking techniques to distill his complex imagery into potent and universal signs that continue to speak to basic human impulses and concerns.

Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The interpretative information that accompanies the exhibition has been produced by the Princeton University Art Museum.The exhibition at Princeton has been made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by the Partners and Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum.