Galleri F 15

Munch’s patrons and collectors, friends and helpers 1900-1916

12.Feb - 4.May

In the spring of 2022, Galleri F 15 puts on display a rare selection of works of art in its intimate premises on Jeløya; the spotlight is on Munch’s patrons and collectors, friends and helpers.

The aim of this exhibition project is to highlight and explore the administration of Edvard Munch’s oeuvre in the period 1900-1916 by focusing on major patrons and collectors: Consul Christen Sandberg, Max Linde, Ernst Thiel, Rasmus Meyer, Carl Steinbart, Hugo Perls and others. This includes works, both portraits and landscapes, created in or with motifs from Munch’s places in Åsgårdstrand, Kragerø, Hvitsten and Moss, as well as from visits to Lübeck, Stockholm and Copenhagen.

For the exhibition, colors and decor that were once part of the interior of the main building at Alby farm has been brought forth. With this effort, the exhibition points back to the time Munch himself lived and worked on Grimsrød farm on Jeløya.

Galleri F 15 has worked with Edvard Munch and his oeuvre on several occasions and builds on the previous exhibitions Edvard Munch in Moss, 1913-16 from 2013 and Fertile Ground, Munch in Moss – 1913-1916, from 2016.

Galleri F 15 has also produced a number of publications and texts about Munch over the years. These include, but are not limited to, publications related to the exhibitions. Edvard Munch in Moss – art, war and capital on Jeløy 1913-16 (2014) by Hans-Martin Frydenberg Flaatten, and Fertile Ground, Munch in Moss – 1913-1916, (2016) by Frank Høifødt and Edvard Munch in Moss 1913-1916. Teaching booklet for Year 7 (2017) by Guro Dyvesveen.

We wish to thank private collectors, KODE, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design and the Thiel Gallery.

Hans-Martin Frydenberg Flaatten and Dag Aak Sveinar have arranged the exhibition.

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Photos: Eivind Lauritzen