List of Korean painters

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Self-portrait of Kang Sehwang

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.

Joseon 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 Note
Ahn Gyeon 12 안견 安堅 1400c. -1470c. drew Mongyu dowondo (몽유도원도) for Prince Anpyeong in 1447
An Jung-sik 9 안중식 安中植 1861–1919 Spring Dawn at Mt. Baegak (백악춘효), 1915
Byeon Sang-byeok 7 변상벽 卞相璧 1663fl., 1773 fl. known for cat paintings
Choe Gyeong 최경 崔涇 1436 fl.
Choi Buk 5 최북 崔北 1712–1760
Choi Su-sung 최수성 崔壽峸 1487-1521
Eo Mong-Ryong 어몽룡 魚夢龍 1566-1617
Gang Hui-an 2 강희안 姜希顔 1419–1464
Gang Hui-maeng 강희맹 姜希孟 1424–1483
Gang Hui-eon 강희언 姜熙彦 1710~1738-1764~1784 Famous painting : Inwang Mountain Scene (Inwangsando 인왕산도 仁旺山圖)
Gang Se-hwang 강세황 姜世晃 1713–1791
Heo Nanseolheon 8 허난설헌 許蘭雪軒 1563–1589
Hwang Jip-jung 황집중 黃執中 1533–1593+
Jang Han-jong 장한종 張漢宗 1768∼1815
Jang Seung-eop, Owon 18 장승업, 오원 張承業 吾園 1843–1897
Jung Hong-rae 정홍래 鄭弘來 1720–?
Jeong Seon 1+32 정선 鄭敾 1676–1759
Jeong Soo-Young 정수영 鄭遂榮 1743-1831
Jin Jae-hae 진재해 秦再奚 1691-1769
Jo Ji-woon 조지운 趙之耘 1637-?
Jo Sok 조속 趙涑 1595-1668
Jo Young-seok / Jo Young-u 조영석 / 조영우 趙榮祐 1686-1761 Jo Young-seok/Young-u works
Kim Deuk-sin 12 김득신 金得臣 1754–1822
Kim Du-ryang 4 김두량 金斗樑 1696–1763 known for dog paintings
Kim Eung-hwan . 김응환 金應煥 1742–1789
Kim Hong-do, Danwon 2+26 김홍도, 단원 金弘道 檀園 1745–c. 1806
Kim Jeong 김정 金淨 1486-1521
Kim Jeong-hui 10 김정희 金正喜 1786–1856 known for both characteristic calligraphy and paintings
Kim Myeong-guk 10 김명국 金明國 1600b–1636 fl.- 1662+ known for Dalmado
Kim Seok-sin 김석신 金碩臣 1758-?
Kim Si 김시 金禔 1524-1593
Kim Sik 김식 金埴 1579-1662
Kim Su-cheol . 김수철 金秀哲 ???
Mun Chung 문청 文淸 1450 fl (late 15 century) famous painting : 누각산수도(樓閣山水圖)
Nam Gye-u 8 남계우 南啓宇 1811–1888 known for butterfly paintings
Oh Dal-Je 오달제 吳達濟 1609-1637
Seo Munbo 서문보 徐文寶 1483 fl. Seo Munbo works
Shin Jam 신잠 申潛 1491-1554
Shin Saimdang 1+7 신사임당 申師任堂 1504–1551
Shin Yu 신유 申濡 1610-1665
Sin Wi 5 신위 申緯 1769–1845
Shin Yun-bok, Hyewon 2+6 신윤복, 혜원 申潤福 蕙園 1758–c. 1813
Seok Gyeong 석경 石敬 1549 fl. Famous painting : Dragon Head (Yongmeori 용머리), 운룡도(雲龍圖)
Sim Sa-jeong 3 심사정 沈師正 1707–1769
Yang Paeng-son 양팽손 梁彭孫 1488-1545
Yi Am 이암 李嵒 1499?-
Yi Chang-ok 2 1812–1893
Yi Han-cheol 18 이한철 李漢喆 1808–? pictures notices say: 1812–1893
Yi In-mun 1 이인문 李寅文 1745–1821
Yi Insang . 이인상 李麟祥 1710–1760
Yi Jaegwan 1+1 이재관 李在寬 1783–1837
Yi Jeong 이정 李霆 1541-1622
Yi Jeong 이정 李楨 1578-1607
Yi Jeong-geun 이정근 李正根 1531- ?
Yi Jing (ko) 이징 李澄 1581-1645fl.
Yi Chang-ok 2 1812–1893
Yi Kye-Ho 이계호 李繼祜 1574-1645
Yi Kyung-Yun 이경윤 李慶胤 1545-1611
Yi Sangjwa . 이상좌 李上佐 1465 c. - ?
Yi Su-mun . 이수문 李秀文 1403 c. - ?
Yi Young-Yun . 이영윤 李英胤 1561-1611
Yu Jami 유자미 柳自湄 1418-1498 Yu Jami works
Yu Suk 18 유숙 劉淑 1827–1873
Yun Du-seo 1+7 윤두서 尹斗緖 1668–1715 known for his self-portrait and horse paintings
Yun Jae-Hoon 윤제홍 尹濟弘 1764-1840+

Dates are compiled from Korean Wiki pages.

Modern period[edit]

Name Korean name Date Note References
Kim Eunho 김은호 1892∼1979 [1]
Na Hye-sok 나혜석 1896년 ~ 1948-12-10 [2]
Yi Eungro 이응로 1904-1-12 ~ 1989-1-10 [3]
Oh Jiho (painter) 오지호 1905 ∼ 1982 [4]
Gu Bongwung 구본웅 1906-3-7 ~ 1953-2-2 [5]
Nam Gwan 남관 1911 ∼ 1990 [6]
Jang Wuseong 장우성 1912-6-22~ [7]
Kim Gichang 김기창 1913-2-18 ~ 2001-1-23 [8]
Kim Hwan-gi 김환기 1913 ∼ 1974 [9]
Lee Jung Seob 이중섭 1916-4-10 ~ 1956-9-6 [10][permanent dead link]
Chang Ucchin 장욱진 1918~1990. 12. 27 [11]
Park Naehyeon 박내현 1920∼1976 [12]
Moon Shin 문신 1923∼1995 [13][permanent dead link],[1][2]
Park Saenggwang 박생광 1904 ~ 1985.07.18 [14][15]

Korean painters of nowadays[edit]

Name Korean name date Note References
Kim Tschang Yeul 김창열 1929 Lives in Paris, 《Water Drops》(1978)
Kim Sang-Soon 김상순* 1939
Kim, Tschoon Su 김춘수 1957 paintings in Blue
Ko Young-hoon 고영훈 1952 Surrealist painter
Lee Dong Youb 이동엽 * 1946
Leeah Joo 1971 Korean-American painter
Oh, Junggeun 오정근 * 1970 Lives in Berlin. The Interspaces
Park Seo-Bo 박서보 1931
Son Sang-Ki 손상기 1949 ~1988
Rhee, Seund Ja 이성자 1918-2009 The Milky Way at Tourrettes, Var
Shin KwangHo 신광호 ?
Suh Yongsun 서용선 1951 Korea's artist of the year 2009 [3]
Sun Mu 선무 ? North Korean defector, known for his propaganda-style political paintings
Choe, David 최, 데이비드 1976 Korean-American painter, muralist, graffiti artist and graphic novelist
Moon, Jiha 문지하 1973
O Yoon 오윤 1946-1986
Seok Cheoljoo 석철주 1950
Shin Se-won 신세원 1984
Kim Tae-yeon 김태연 1986
Hyon Gyon 박현경 1979
Ran Hwang 황란 1960
Park, Hang-Ryul 박항률 1950
Kim, Edward 김병민 1938

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