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Grapevine

Choe Seok-Hwan

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ink on painting hanging scroll
48 x 24 in (72 x 27.75 cm)

Choe Seok-hwan was one of the most active painters of grapevine painting in Korea during the 19th century, and his paintings were extremely sought after during his lifetime. He was active in the Jeolla Province (in southwestern South Korea), and known for the decorative quality of his works.

These days, Choe’s grapevines are admired for their modern sensibili¬ty, monumental calligraphic brush¬strokes and dramatically sweeping composition. His screens have long been admired by Japanese col¬lectors and continue to be popular today.

Selected Collections
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
The Kongetsuken Collection in Japan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Pacific Asia Museum
The Seattle Art Museum
The Yamato Bunkakan in Nara, Japan




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