In association with the prestigious Munich gallery, Galerie Thomas, New York prints and drawings dealer David Tunick will stage an important show “MUNCH GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM” at David Tunick, Inc. at 19 East 66th Street from May 6th through May 20th.
David Tunick says, “Edvard Munch (Norwegian 1863-1944) developed his highly personal style during his formative years in Kristiana (Oslo). By the 1890s and in the next two decades he created the iconic images that have become so widely known for his evocatively powerful interpretations of psychological themes stemming from late 19th century Symbolism.”
Munch’s childhood had been traumatic with both his mother and a sister dying of tuberculosis. He was said to have inherited his painting talent from his mother’s family and “the seeds of madness” from his father’s. The father was described as “morbidly pious” and had entertained his children reciting ghost stories. Munch wrote that he suffered