KIM WHANKI: MODERN MASTER OF THE AVANT- GARDE – TAASA Review December 2021
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Jackie Menzies I mpelled by his innate creativity and empathetic responses to the avant-garde artists of Japan, Europe and America, the Korean painter Kim Whanki (1913-1974) evolved a distinctly Korean expression of modernity.
A much-admired pioneer of the first generation of the Korean avant-garde, his achievements were despite the socially and politically uncertain challenges faced by all Koreans under the Japanese colonial rule of Korea (1910-1945), the establishment of the independent South and North Korean governments in 1948, and the Korean War (1950-1953). ...