Edvard Munch was born on December 12, 1863, in
Löten, Norway. Edvard's father suffered from mental illness and this played a key role in the way he and his brother were raised. Their father raised them impounding fears of Hell and other deep seated
issues. This is part of the reason why the work of
Edvard Munch took a deeper tone and why the
artist was known to have so many repressed
emotions as he grew up.