BBC News reports that 12 murals commissioned from Edvard Munch in 1920
“These paintings are light and happy, unlike many other Munch paintings,” says Kristian Hvilen, from Kraft Foods in Norway. “Munch did them as an older man – it shows he was at peace with himself.”
Munch was nearly 60 when commissioned to do the murals by the factory’s founder, Johan Throne-Holst, and they were first put on show in 1923. In 1934 the paintings moved to a general dining hall, Freiasalen, which is still used by factory employees.