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List Of Korean Painters
Due to many invasions over the course of Korea's history, many Korean painters' names have been forgotten. This is a list of notable Korean painters beginning in the Joseon Dynasty, including any born in Korea or identifying themselves as Korean.Contents1 Joseon period 2 Modern period 3 Korean painters of nowadays 4 See also 5 Notes 6 ReferencesJoseon period[edit] Column 'Cat.' indicates how many pictures were stored 2013-11-22 in the corresponding entry of Category:Painters of the Joseon Dynasty.Name Cat. Korean name Hanja Date NoteAhn Gyeon 12 안견 安堅 1447 fl. drew Mongyu dowondo (몽유도원도) for Prince Anpyeong in 1447An Jung-sik 9 안중식 安中植 1861–1919 Spring Dawn at Mt
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O Yoon
Oh Yoon (in Hangul: 오윤, April 13, 1946 – July 5, 1986) was a South Korean painter whose pieces focused on peoples' art. It was during the 1980s when military officials took the regime in line with the contradition of capitalism in Korean society, notably Gwangju massacre in 1980. Hence, his artworks largely expressed interests in joys and sorrows of citizens during the 1970s and 1980s.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 Works' 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Born in 1946, he went to Department of Arts majoring in sculpture at Seoul National University
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Na Hye-sok
Na Hyeseok (Hangul: 나혜석; Hanja: 羅蕙錫, 28 April 1896 – 10 December 1948) was a Korean feminist, poet, writer, painter, educator, and journalist.[1] Her pen name was Jeongwol (Hangul: 정월, 晶月).[2] She was a pioneering Korean feminist writer and painter. She was the first female professional painter and the first feminist writer in Korea.[3] She created some of the earliest Western-style paintings in Korea, and published feminist novels and short stories.[4][5] She became well known as a feminist with her criticism against the marital institution in the early 20th century.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Works 4 Works in translation 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Na Hye-Sok was born in 1896 in Suwon
Suwon
as the fourth child of a wealthy family. She was called Agi (Hangul: 아기) and Myeongsun (Hangul: 명순) in her childhood
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Kim Hwan-gi
Kim Whanki, also Kim Whan-ki or Kim Hwan-gi (1913–1974, hangul: 김환기), was a pioneering abstract artist of Korea.[1] Born February 27, 1913, in the village of Eupdong-ri on the island of Anjwado, Sinan County, South Jeolla Province, Kim died in New York City, USA, on July 25, 1974. Kim belongs to the first generation of Korean Abstract artists, mixing oriental concepts and ideals with abstraction. With refined and moderated formative expression based on Korean Lyricism, he created his characteristic art world
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Joseon Dynasty
The Joseon
Joseon
dynasty (also transcribed as Chosŏn or Chosun, Korean: 조선; also known as Joseon
Joseon
of the House of Yi, Korean: 리조조선; officially the Kingdom of Great Joseon, Korean: 대조선국) was a Korean dynastic kingdom that lasted for approximately five centuries. It was founded by Yi Seong-gye
Yi Seong-gye
in July 1392 and was replaced by the Korean Empire
Korean Empire
in October 1897.[5] It was founded following the aftermath of the overthrow of Goryeo
Goryeo
in what is today the city of Kaesong. Early on, Korea
Korea
was retitled and the capital was relocated to modern-day Seoul. The kingdom's northernmost borders were expanded to the natural boundaries at the rivers of Amnok and Tuman through the subjugation of the Jurchens
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Chang Ucchin
Chang Ucchin (26 November 1917 – 27 December 1990) is one of the representatives of modern Korean fine art.[1] Chang was born when Korea was still under Japanese colonial rule. He studied western art at Tokyo's Imperial School of Art. He became a professor of fine arts at Seoul National University in 1954, but resigned to paint full-time from 1960. Chang Ucchin is one of the representatives of modern Korean fine art. He effects a unique way in painting routine objects familiar to all Koreans such as children, magpies, the sun, and the moon. In the midst of the current of Western Modernism, he developed his own style of painting by investigating and experimenting. In addition to oil painting, he tried various formative practices such as marker pen drawing, Chinese ink painting, painting on pottery, silkscreen, copperplate print, and wood-block print
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Park Naehyeon
Park Naehyun (1920–1976) was a female painter born in the city of Jinnampo in South Korea's South Pyongan Province. Graduating from Gyeongseong high school in 1937, she entered the Tokyo women's arts school in 1941.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 Works 3 Notes 4 ReferencesBiography[edit] Park married a famed artist, Kim Ki-chang, in 1946 and had dozens of couple exhibitions and private showcases. Her pieces mainly intended to traditionally express meanings in oriental materials, with a view to collaborating western-style canvas partition. This method resulted in sensual hues and fabulous pattern
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Moon Shin
Moon Shin (Hangul: 문신; Hanja: 文信, January 16, 1923 – May 24, 1995) was a South Korean painter and sculptor whose childhood name was Moon Ahn-shin. Moon was one of 24 artists invited to France for an international exhibition in 1989 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution.[1] One of his pieces can be found in SOMA sculptor park celebrating the 1988 Summer Olympics Seoul.Contents1 Biography 2 Work 3 Honors 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Born in Takeo, Japan, his family moved to father's hometown, Masan in current Gyeongsangnam-do. Since mother's family never accepted the existence of his father, he had to set apart from her at 5.[2] In need, he worked as a laborer in Tokyo, studying Occidental painting in Nihon art college since he was 16.[3] After independence of Korea, he refused to participate in Korean national art exhibition given that the foundation was conservative in his viewpoint
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Shin Saimdang
Sin Saimdang
Sin Saimdang
(申師任堂, December 5, 1504 – June 20, 1551) was a Korean artist, writer, calligraphist, and poet. She was born in Gangwondo Gangneungbu jugheonli bugpyeongchon(강원도 강릉부 죽헌리 북평촌) at 1504, October 29th. Ojukheon, which is her birth home as well as her mother’s side home, is being preserved well since today. She was the mother of the Korean Confucian
Confucian
scholar Yi I. Often held up as a model of Confucian
Confucian
ideals, her respectful nickname was Eojin Eomeoni (어진 어머니; "Wise Mother").[1][2] Her real name was Shin In Seon(신인선)
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Kim Tschang Yeul
Kim Tschang Yeul (also known as "김창열","Kim Tchangyeul", "Kim Chang Yeul", or "Tschangyeul Kim") is a South Korean painter born in Maengsan,[1] South P'yŏngan province, Chōsen, in Japanese occupied North Korea, on December 24, 1929.[2] Kim Tschang Yeul is part of the first generation of modern artists in South Korea. He is a prolific painter well known for his 'water drop' paintings, and has been one of the most influential figures in modern Korean art history. Although he started out as part of the Art Informel movement in South Korea, he has lived most of his adult life in Paris, France, where he developed his own unique style of painting. After graduating from the College of Fine Arts at Seoul National University in 1950, Kim led the Korean Art Informel movement with Park Seo-Bo, Se-Ok Suh, Ha Chong-Hyun, and Chung Chang-Sup in the 1950s and 60s
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Kim Sang-Soon
Kim Sang-soon (Mookdang) is a contemporary South Korean artist.[1] Kim graduated from the College of Fine Art, Seoul National University. He was Director of the Oriental painting Department Korea Fine Artist Association from 1980 to 1982. Today Kim is a member of Oriental Fine Art Association, Fine Art Association and member of the international formative Art Association.Contents1 Selected list of exhibitions 2 Prizes 3 References 4 External links 5 See alsoSelected list of exhibitions[edit]Mooklim (Oriental Painting) Association Members' Exhibition Modern Fine Invitation Exhibition (sponsored by the Choseon Daily Co.) (1959) International Free-Fine Art Invitation Exhibition (1959) Han-kuk (Korea) Oriental Painting Association (1966) Korean top senior Fine Artist Exhibition (1975) Exchange International Exhibition of Fine Art between Korea and Arabia (1980) Korea Modern Fine Art Invitation Exhibition (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985) Invitation Exhibition for Korea's
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Tschoon Su Kim
Tschoon Su Kim, also Kim, Tschoon-Su (Korean: 김춘수; born in 1957 in South Korea), is a Korean painter. He is a professor at Seoul National University and paints only in blue.Contents1 Life 2 Work 3 Notes 4 External linksLife[edit] Tschoon Su Kim made his studies at different Universities in Korea and the USA, i.e. at Seoul National University, California State University and New York University Graduate School. In 1991 he participated in the 10th Triangle Artists Workshop, Pine Plains, New York. Kim made his research at Universidad de Alcala in Spain in 2003. Since 1996 he work as a professor for Fine Arts at Seoul National University. He lives and works near Seoul. Work[edit] Tschoon Su Kim's work is rooted in a tradition of gestural abstraction and the use of the color blue.[1] Since 1990 Kim has been painting almost exclusively in blue
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Kim Jeong-hui
Gim Jeong-hui
Gim Jeong-hui
(김정희, 金正喜, Korean pronunciation: [kimdʑʌŋhi] born on the 3rd day of the 6th lunar month 1786, died on the 10th day of the 10th lunar month 1856), also known as Kim Jeong-hui, was one of the most celebrated practitioners of calligraphy, epigraphists, and scholars of Korea’s later Joseon
Joseon
period.[1] He was a member of the Gim clan of Gyeongju. He used various Ho (pen-names): Wandang (阮堂), Chusa (秋史), Yedang (禮堂), Siam (詩庵), Gwapa (果坡), Nogwa (老果) etc. (some 200 in all). He is especially celebrated for having transformed Korean epigraphy and for having created the “Chusa-che” (秋史體 Chusa writing style) inspired by his study of ancient Korean and Chinese epitaphs
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Ko Young-hoon
Ko Young-Hoon (born 1952) is a South Korean painter.Contents1 Biography 2 Art 3 Selected art exhibitions 4 ReferencesBiography[edit] Ko was born in 1952 on Jeju Island, and graduated from Hongik University. He lives and works in Seoul. His work is known for its hyperrealism that invokes trompe l'oeil.[1] Art[edit] By representing objects with their most minute details, Ko, in the line of Magritte, questions our beliefs in authenticity and objectivity. But if his work clearly draws on Western influences, it is also the product of an almost mystical reflexion on traditional Korean aesthetic values and on the concepts of nothingness (mu 無) and existence (yu 有).[1] His work can be considered pertaining to both Hyperrealism and Surrealism
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Lee Dong Youb
Lee Dong Youb (also transcribed as Dong Yeop or Dong Yup) is a contemporary art painter in South Korea. As one of artists leading Korean Abstract Painting, he has developed his own philosophy about what contemporary art can propose after Post-modernism. The main subjects of his work are mutual relationship, cycling resonance and dynamic condition between original being and the environment. He suggests consistently that the distance or emptiness makes being exist and that there is no clear boundary anywhere.Contents1 Life 2 Work 3 Exhibitions3.1 Solo exhibitions 3.2 Group exhibitions (selected)4 Museum collections 5 Awards 6 See also 7 External linksLife[edit] Born in 1946, Lee Dong Youb graduated from Hong-Ik University and the graduate school. He got married with Lee Hye-Ran, the founder of Seoul Gallery where he held the first solo exhibition, in 1977. He has had solo exhibitions more than ten times such as in Seoul and Tokyo
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Junggeun Oh
Junggeun Oh, also Oh Jung Geun (Korean: 오정근; born 27 September 1970, in Seoul, South Korea), is a Korean painter. Living in Berlin since 2004 he paints artworks of a modern minimalism mixing abstraction with realism. The artist is represented by galerie son, Berlin.Contents1 Life 2 Work 3 Publications 4 Notes 5 External linksLife[edit] Junggeun Oh studied Fine Arts at Seoul National University in South Korea. During that time he already had been working as a teacher at Sun-Hwa College of Fine Arts in Seoul and as a lecturer at Won-Kwang University Iksan. In 2004 he moved with his family to Berlin. He won several awards and scholarships. Work[edit]Buddy Bär at Leipziger Platz, BerlinIn the early 2000 years Junggeun Oh created highly detailed woodprints that were sometimes over-sized and made of more than 40 plates each. Since living in Berlin Oh has been working on his series "interspaces" (in German "Zwischenräume“)
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