ink and color on paper
painting alone: 17 x 21.5 in. (43.2 x 54.6 cm)
mounted: 26 x 31 in. (66 x 78.7 cm)
About Min Kyoung-gap (b. 1933)
One of the foremost painters of contemporary Korea, Min Kyoung-gap won his first National Fine Art Exhibition top prize in 1956 while still a student at Seoul University’s College of Art. He secured three more top prizes in three consecutive years, and has since participated in dozens of exhibitions around the world, including important one-man shows at the Korea Center in New York and Gallery Hyundai in Pusan, over twelve exhibitions at Korea’s National Museum of Contemporary art, eleven exhibitions at the Seoul Municipal Museum, three shows at the Taiwan National Historical Museum, exhibitions at Beijing’s National Culture Center, Salon Grands et Jeunes in France, and Gallery Korea in New York, and numerous others from Tokyo to Buenos Aires. A recipient of the Republic of Korea Culture and Arts Award, Min was elected a member of the elite Korean Academy of Arts in 2000.