A large black cow with bell around its neck bends its head toward a young boy cowherd dressed in white garments, with bare feet holding a slim branch. With long calligraphic inscription down left side, one large seal on bottom right, and two smaller seals at bottom left.
ink and color on paper with cloth mounting and wood frame
painting alone: 17.5 x 27 in. (44.5 x 68.5 cm)
About Suh Se-ok (b. 1929):
Suh Se-ok (b. 1929) is a pivotal figure in modern and contemporary Korean art. He graduated from Seoul National University in 1950 and since then has exhibited in Korea, the US, Western Europe, and Brazil. His works consist of ink on paper and combine calligraphic elements with traditional Korean subjects. He is well-known for his abstract ink paintings as well as his ability to paint simple Korean subjects in a delicate manner. His works are dynamic and show his unique artistic vision.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Korea