The Sick Girl
by Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944)
As a child growing up in poverty in Christiania (now Oslo) Norway, he had the unfortunate experience of watching his favorite sister, Johanne Sophie die of tuberculosis at the age of 15. He would go on to pay tribute to his young hero in a number of lithographs and etchings and no fewer than six paintings. Munch's work is known for its emotional and psychological themes and he would later become an influential figure in German Expressionism.
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