1. Edvard Munch (pronounced [mʉŋk], December 12, 1863 – January 23, 1944) was a Norwegian Symbolist painter, printmaker, and an important forerunner of expressionistic art. His best-known composition, The Scream is one of the pieces in a series titled The Frieze of Life, in which Munch explored the themes of life, love, fear, death, and melancholy.

    More information & paintings at http://www.allpaintings.org/v/Expressionism/Edvard+Munch/

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  2. Anders Leonard Zorn (February 18, 1860 August 22, 1920) was a Swedish painter, sculptor and printmaker in etching.

    Zorn was born in Mora, Dalarna. He studied at Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm, Sweden from 1875-1880. He travelled extensively to London, Paris, the Balkans, Spain, Italy and the United States, becoming an international success as one of the most acclaimed portrait painters of his era. His sitters included three American Presidents, one of whom was Grover Cleveland in 1899. Zorn is also famous for his nude paintings and realistic depictions of water.

    Some of his most important works can be seen at Nationalmuseum (National Museum of Fine Arts) in Stockholm. Among them is Midsummer Dance (1897), a depiction of dancers in the evening light of a rural Midsummer Eve celebration. Other museums holding works by Zorn include the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

    The Zorn Collections in Mora (Dalarna County, Sweden) is a museum dedicated to the works of Anders Zorn. It was designed by Ragnar Östberg and opened in 1939.

    At the 1900 Paris Universal Exposition, he received the French Legion of Honour.

    More information and paintings at http://www.allpaintings.org/v/Realism/Anders+Zorn/

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  3. Caspar David Friedrich (September 5, 1774 – May 7, 1840) was a landscape painter of the nineteenth-century German Romantic movement, of which he is now considered the most important painter. A painter and draughtsman, Friedrich is best known for his later allegorical landscapes, which feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees, and Gothic ruins. His primary interest as an artist was the contemplation of nature, and his often symbolic and anti-classical work seeks to convey the spiritual experiences of life.

    More information and pantings at: http://www.allpaintings.org/v/Romanticism/Caspar+David+Friedrich/

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  4. Albert Bierstadt (January 8, 1830 - February 18, 1902) was a German-American painter best known for his large landscapes of the American West. In obtaining the subject matter for these works, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century.

    More information and paintings at: http://www.allpaintings.org/v/Hudson+River+School/Albert+Bierstadt/

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  5. Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 – 1903), American artist, was born at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1849. He was a pupil of Léon Bonnat and of Jean-Léon Gérôme, at Paris. He made many voyages to the East, and was distinguished as a painter of oriental scenes.

    More paintings & information: http://www.allpaintings.org/v/Academic+Art/Edwin+Lord+Weeks/

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