Gang Hui-an

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Gang Hui-an
Hangul 강희안
Hanja 姜希顔
Revised Romanization Gang Hui-an
McCune–Reischauer Kang Hŭi-an
Pen name
Hangul 인재
Hanja 仁齋
Revised Romanization Injae
McCune–Reischauer Injae
Courtesy name
Hangul 경우
Revised Romanization Gyeongu
McCune–Reischauer Kyŏngu
This is a Korean name; the family name is Gang.

Gang Hui-an (1417?-1464), pen name InJae 인재, was a prominent scholar and painter of the early Joseon period. He was good at poetry, calligraphy, and painting. He entered royal service by passing gwageo in 1441 under the reign of king Sejong (1397–1418–1450).

Birth Uncertainty[edit]

Gang Hui-an and his younger brother Gang Hui-maeng were the sons of Gang Seokteok (1395–1459) and cousins of king Munjong (1414–1450–1452), king Sejo (1417 –1455–1468) and Prince Anpyeong 이용 안평대군 (1418–1453), that were the first three sons of king Sejong.

Nevertheless, the year of birth of Gang Hui-an is unclear. Part of the references say 1417,[1][2][3][4][5] part of them say 1419[6][7][8]... None of these sources ever mention this discrepancy. Britannica[4] specifies the more precise 1417(태종 17)~1464(세조 10).


The Korean Copyright Commission[7] lists 5 paintings for Gang Hui-an, while Towooart[1] gives a short notice.



See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Arts of Korea, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on Gang Hui-an