Born 19 March in Ongijn, provence Hwanghae.
From a young age he devotes himself to ‘art’, pottery and, later, traditional painting.
Start of teachings in painting and calligraphy under the watchful eye of his grandfather, Co Seok-Jin, a master painter.
Becomes member of the Fellowship of Painting and Calligraphy.
Studies in Japan and trains in a style of Japanese painting called ‘Nanga’, among other things.
After returning to his fatherland he throws himself into the development of his own style in design and technique.
Is chosen three times by the assessment committee of the National Art Exhibition.
Frees himself from total realism in landscape painting toward a style which is characterised by idealised, even utopic elements.
Dies 17 February.