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
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...