Norwegian artist Munch trained as an engineer before turning to art in 1881. Around 1885, he moved from painting in an impressionist style to an art dealing with his own emotional turmoil. Munch's most common themes are jealousy, tragedy, sickness and the awakening of sexual desire. His works often possess an anguished intensity, epitomised in his most famous painting, The Scream, which has become an icon of modern art. Munch translated many of the images from his paintings into prints. His woodcuts helped to inspire a revival of the technique in the twentieth century, particularly among the expressionist artists.