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 1447 fl. 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
Choi Buk 5 최북 崔北 1712–1760
Gang Hui-an 2 강희안 姜希顔 1419–1464
Gang Se-hwang 4 강세황 姜世晃 1713–1791
Heo Nanseolheon 8 허난설헌 許蘭雪軒 1563–1589
Jang Seung-eop, Owon 18 장승업, 오원 張承業 吾園 1843–1897
Jeong Seon 1+32 정선 鄭敾 1676–1759
Kim Deuk-sin 12 김득신 金得臣 1754–1822
Kim Du-ryang 4 김두량 金斗樑 1696–1863 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-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. known for Dalmado
Kim Su-cheol . 김수철 金秀哲 ???
Nam Gye-u 8 남계우 南啓宇 1811–1888 known for butterfly paintings
Shin Saimdang 1+7 신사임당 申師任堂 1504–1551
Sin Wi 5 신위 申緯 1769–1845
Shin Yun-bok, Hyewon 2+6 신윤복, 혜원 申潤福 蕙園 1758–c. 1813
Sim Sa-jeong 3 심사정 沈師正 1707–1769
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 Myeong-gi 6 이명기 李命基 1791fl.–1796fl.
Yi Ok-san 1
Yi Sangjwa . 이상좌 李上佐 1546 fl.
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

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]
Chang Ucchin 장욱진 1918~1990. 12. 27 [11]
Park Naehyeon 박내현 1920∼1976 [12]
Moon Shin 문신 1923∼1995 [13],[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* ?
Kim, Tschoon Su 김춘수 1957 paintings in Blue
Lee Dong Youb 이동엽 * 1946
Leeah Joo ko: 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

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://contents.masan.go.kr:8080/english_new/culture/sculptor.asp
  2. ^ "네이트 | 즐거움의 시작, NATE". 100.empas.com. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  3. ^ details on the website of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

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