Edvard Munch’s life in Åsgårdstrand

Out of all the places Edvard Munch lived and worked, Åsgårdstrand is probably the place where he left the biggest mark. Here you will find the only home preserved after his passing, and the landscape can easily be identified in his art. 

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Most people know of the connection between Sandefjord and whales and the whaling industry. The fact that one of the world’s best-known vessels was built at Framnes in Sandefjord is lesser known.

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The German attack on Norway on the 9th of April 1940 had grave consequences for Norwegian sailors and whalers. In order to prevent that Norwegian fleet falling into German hands, Norwegian captains were ordered to ...
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The German attack on Norway on the 9th of April 1940 had grave consequences for Norwegian sailors and whalers.

Edvard Munch's life in Åsgårdstrand

Edvard Munch spent most of his time in Åsgårdstrand between 1889 and 1905. He continued to come back for longer and shorter periods of time after 1905, but not as often as before. The house continued to be in his ownership until he died in 1944.