Jeong Seon: life and works

By Gwylym Owen

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Jeong Seon (Korean: 정선) (1676–1759) was a Korean landscape painter, also known by the pen name Kyomjae. His cha was Wonbaek and another ho was Nangok. His works count up ink and oriental water paintings, such as Inwangjesaekdo (1751), Geumgang jeondo (1734), and Ingokjeongsa (1742), as competently as numerous “true-view” landscape paintings upon the subject of Korea and the chronicles of its culture. He is counted along with the most well-known Korean painters. The landscape paintings that he produced reflect most of the geographical features of Korea. His style is attainable rather than abstract.

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