Preview of Edvard Munch by Himself, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Edvard Munch (1863-1944), the Norwegian artist, is regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest painters. Edvard Munch by Himself opens at the Royal Academy of Arts in October and runs until December. It focuses on the artist's lesser-known self-portraits and will be the first time that such a large cross-section, from all stages of his career, has been brought together. Starting with the first self-portrait painted as a 17 year old student at the Royal School of Drawing, 'Kristiania', the exhibition concludes with the last works produced in Ekely in the 1940s.