Edvard Munch ( 1863 – 1944) was a Norwegian Symbolist painter, printmaker, and an important forerunner of expressionistic art. A macabre quality pervaded his early work. Munch came to Paris in 1889 and based his expressive style on Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh and Gauguin. His most famous picture, the Scream, shows the influence of all three.
Munch (pronounced Munk) painted several Screams and several Girls on the Bridge. This one went on auction for $ 30.8 million in 2008.