The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate,
MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was 28 when he arrived in Berlin; it was autumn.
Except for summers in Paris, he stayed for three years. Those years would
become some of the most important of his career. But his "dark angels," disease
and death, continued to dog him. Already he had lost his mother, when he was
barely 5, and his sister Sophie, his "alter ego," as he entered his teens;
his father had died, suddenly, while Edvard was in Paris studying art, and
his brother Andreas would die while Edvard was in Berlin. Munch himself feared
insanity and plunged into the frenetic bohemian life of Berlin.
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