6 facts about Nam Gye-u

By Gwylym Owen

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Nam Gye-u (1811–1888) was a Korean painter and a management officer in the late Joseon period. Nam Gyewu was born to a tall class and son of Nam Jinhwa who served as Busa. He lived in Namchon, Seoul and had an qualified career as Dojeong. Nam was especially great at depicting butterflies, so called as Nam Nabi (Butterfly Nam), his nickname. Through his lifetime, Nam Gye-u devoted to drawing pictures of butterflies and flowers.

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