9. Chrysanthemum and Rocks
Kim Gyu-jin (1868-1933)
Signed and sealed Haegang Hanging scroll; ink on paper Painting: 50.5 x 23.5 in (128.3 x 59.7 cm) Mounted: 78.5 x 28 in (199.4 x 71.1 cm)
About Kim Gyu-Jin [ho Haegang] (1868 - 1933)
The famous late Joseon literati painter Kim Gyu-Jin excelled at figural painting, calligraphy, and the decorative painting of the royal court, but is especially renowned for his literati works of plants on ink. He taught calligraphy and painting to King Kojong’s son, and in 1920, was commissioned by King Sunjong to paint a mural of Kumgang-san (Diamond Mountain). Though Kim’s style is traditional, he was instrumental in developing new Korean artists, founding one of the first modern art galleries in Seoul and creating a three-year training course for new artists. His works are in the collections of the National Museum of Korea (Seoul), the Ho-Am Art Museum, Changdok Palace, the Mary Burke Collection, and Harvard University’s The Arthur M. Sackler Museum.