Gang Se-hwang

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Gang Se-hwang
Korea-Self portrait of Kang Sehwang-01.jpg
Self portrait of Kang Sehwang
Korean name
Hangul 강세황
Hanja 姜世晃
Revised Romanization Gang Se-hwang
McCune–Reischauer Kang Se-hwang
Pen name
Hangul 표암, 첨재
Hanja 豹菴
Revised Romanization Pyoam, Cheomjae
McCune–Reischauer P'yoam, Ch'ŏmjae
Courtesy name
Hangul 광지
Hanja 光之
Revised Romanization Gwangji
McCune–Reischauer Kwangji

Gang Se-hwang (1713–1791) was not only a high government official but also a representative painter and calligrapher and art critic of the mid Joseon period. He was born in Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do as son of Kang Hyeon. He entered royal service over his sixty years old. Gang pursued and established muninhwa with his own creativity.


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