This is Yi In-mun

By Gwylym Owen

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Yi Inmun (1745-1821), also known as Yuchun, was a court painter of the late Joseon Dynasty, primarily of landscapes. He plus held a military position in the court. Perhaps his best-known acquit yourself is a silk scroll entitled Gangsan mujindo (Streams and Mountains Without End; hangul: 강산무진도; hanja: 江山無盡圖), which is displayed in the National Museum of Korea in Seoul.

In 1968, the American composer Alan Hovhaness (who had visited South Korea in 1963) composed a chamber symphony inspired by Yi’s painting, entitled Mountains and Rivers Without End.

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