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BYEON KWAN-SIK

1898

Born 19 March in Ongijn, provence Hwanghae.

1912-1917

From a young age he devotes himself to ‘art’, pottery and, later, traditional painting.

1918

Start of teachings in painting and calligraphy under the watchful eye of his grandfather, Co Seok-Jin, a master painter.

1921

Becomes member of the Fellowship of Painting and Calligraphy.

1925-1929

Studies in Japan and trains in a style of Japanese painting called ‘Nanga’, among other things.

>1929

After returning to his fatherland he throws himself into the development of his own style in design and technique.

1949-1957

Is chosen three times by the assessment committee of the National Art Exhibition.

1960-1970

Frees himself from total realism in landscape painting toward a style which is characterised by idealised, even utopic elements.

1976

Dies 17 February.