RONDO, KIM WHANKI, 1938, OIL ON CANVAS, 61 x 72 CM. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART, SEOUL. KOREAN REGISTERED CULTURAL PROPERTY NO.535 ©Whanki Foundation·Whanki Museum – TAASA Review December 2021
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Kim’s early years were spent at the home of his wealthy landowner father on Gijwa Island in South Jeolla Province.
High school was in Seoul followed by a year in Tokyo in 1931, and further study in the Department of Fine Arts and the Research Division at Nihon University 1931-1936.
Like many of the figures who were to play a central role in the early period of modern Korean art, Kim actively participated in the Tokyo art scene...