Edvard Munch discovered printmaking in Berlin in 1894. Within a very short time he taught himself the techniques of etching and lithography. Professional printing companies were there to help him. Later he also learned woodcuts in Paris. He quickly handled all three procedures in an experimental manner and with the highest virtuosity.
In addition to his painting, Munch increasingly focused on printmaking and found interested buyers, particularly in Berlin, until the 1930s.
The art historian Curt Glaser was one of Munch's most important supporters. From 1909 to 1924 he was in charge of the modern department of the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett and began to build up an extensive collection of Munch works. Today the Kupferstichkabinett has the second largest collection of the artist's prints in the world after the Munchmuseet in Oslo.
As curator of modern art at the Kupferstichkabinett, Andreas Schalhorn is responsible for these sheets and talks to Stefanie Heckmann, curator of the exhibition, about Munch's prints from his Berlin years.
(Program in German)
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