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Yongjun Kim

Seosan, b.1904

Yongjun Kim (1904-1967), an artist of Oriental painting, a critic and art historian of Korean Painting, was born in Seonsan, Korea. He graduated from Kyungsung High School and studied the Western Painting in Tokyo University of Arts, Tokyo. After graduating the university, he came back to Korea and taught the...

Yongjun Kim (1904-1967), an artist of Oriental painting, a critic and art historian of Korean Painting, was born in Seonsan, Korea. He graduated from Kyungsung High School and studied the Western Painting in Tokyo University of Arts, Tokyo. After graduating the university, he came back to Korea and taught the art history in the high schools in Seoul. Later, he became a Eastern Painting professor at Seoul National University and also taught Art History in the Department of History at Dongguk University, Seoul. In October, 1950, he defected to North Korea and became a professor at Pyeongyang University of Arts,...

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Yongjun Kim (1904-1967), an artist of Oriental painting, a critic and art historian of Korean Painting, was born in Seonsan, Korea. He graduated from Kyungsung High School and studied the Western Painting in Tokyo University of Arts, Tokyo. After graduating the university, he came back to Korea and taught the art history in the high schools in Seoul. Later, he became a Eastern Painting professor at Seoul National University and also taught Art History in the Department of History at Dongguk University, Seoul. In October, 1950, he defected to North Korea and became a professor at Pyeongyang University of Arts, as the chairman of subcommittee of Joseon Art for Joseon Artist Alliance and researcher at Archeology Research Center. Kim published his collection of essays (titled Geunwon's Essays(1948) and An Investigation of Goguryeo Mural Painting(1958) and presented various dissertations regarding art critique and history.

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RELATED CATEGORIES

Art Critic / Art Historian / Eastern Painting / Indian Ink on Paper / Ink on Paper / Korean Ink / Korean Modern Art / Korean Modern Painting / Korean Painting / North Korea / Oriental Painting / Publication / South Korea

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 1928
    Tokyo National University of Arts, Tokyo

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Curriculum Vitae

Educations

  • 1928
    Tokyo National University of Arts, Tokyo

Publications

  • 1958
    An Investigation of Goguryeo Mural Painting
  • 1948
    Geunwon's Essays

Grants & Awards

  • 1924
    Selected for the Joseon Fine Art Exhibition, Seoul

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