Edvard Munch(1863-1944), was a Norwegian painter, known for his iconic pre-Expressionist painting "The Scream" (sold for more than 119 million dollars in 2012). Munch studied engineering but soon turned to art. In 1908, Munch entered a private sanitarium because of a nervous breakdown, his drinking spun out of control, and he heard voices. Soon after he was eager to get back to paint, but as history shows, most of his great works were behind him. In his last years, he was plagued by partial blindness and soon died in his private and isolated home in Ekely outside Oslo.