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Wild Large Calligraphy

Kim Gyu-jin
late 19th to early 20th century, Korea

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Large wild calligraphy hanging scroll with two seals on top right and one seal on bottom left.

ink on paper
painting alone: 52 x 20 in.
mounted size: 86.5 x 25.5 in.

About Kim Gyu-jin b. 1868-1933
One of the most famous literati painters of the late Joseon Dynasty, Kim Gyu-jin (Haegang) excelled at figure painting, calligraphy, and the decorative painting of the royal court, but is especially renowned for his literati works of plants in ink. Kim taught calligraphy and painting to Kim Gojong's son, and in 1920 was commissioned by King Sunjong to paint a mural of Geumgan-san (Diamond Mountain). Kim was instrumental in developing new Korean artists; he opened one of the first modern art galleries in Seoul in 1913, and founded a three-year training course for new artists. His works are displayed in the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, The Ho-Am Art Collection, Changdok Palace, the Mary Burke Collection, and Harvard University's Arthur M. Sackler Museum.




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