Edvard Munch was one of the most important pioneers of 20th century expressionist art, delving deep into the realms of subjectivism and existentialism to create deeply personal commentaries on modern humanity. The majority of Munch's output revolves around suffering, death, love, passion, loneliness and sorrow, themes that he returned to again and again. He was similarly obsessed with the repetition of certain motifs, reprising and revising many of his most famous works The Scream, The Sick Girl, The Vampire in various media throughout his career. It is perhaps for this reason that Munch, who found fame as a painter, first turned to the duplicate-friendly medium of printmaking while living in Berlin in 1894. Munch immediately took to the art form, going on to produce some of the medium's most startling and moving examples in the history of art.