This book depicts the life of Lee Jungseop, who lived as an artist during the dark ages of the Japanese occupation and the Korean War.
- Book Intro
As one of Korea's most beloved and representative artists, Lee Jungseop is well known for expressing the unique atmosphere of our nation with vibrant and dynamic strokes. He drew paintings with a clear and shining spirit, even in difficult times, such as colonization, war, and division.
He was too poor to afford proper artistic materials, so he drew paintings onto the silver paper that came in the cigarette boxes of the time. Lee's longing became beautiful pictures. If you look at the topics of Lee's works, such as cows, children, and family, you can see the world that Lee dreamed of. I hope that you will feel the pain of the times as you read this book and think about the passion of artist Lee Jungseop and the meaning of art.
- About the Author
Gang Wonhee (M) was born in Seoul and majored in English Literature at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. He received many awards, including MBC Creative Children's Story Award and Sejong Children's Literature Award. Books he has written include The Lion from Bukcheong; Tagger and Reed Organ Songs; Scarecrow with a Medal; Tears of Little Blackie; Wind Oh, Do You Know; and Genius Painter Lee Jungseop and Children. His poetry books include Trees that Want to Fly and Footprints Taken by the Wind.
(English) Author Park Cheolmin studied oriental painting at Chugye University for the Arts, and received awards from the Grand Arts Exhibition of Korea(大韓民國美術大展), the Grand Arts Exhibition of Misul Segye(美術世界 大賞展), and the NOMA Concours for Children's Picture Book Illustrations of Japan. Park was invited to enter the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (BIB) In 2003 and 2005. Park was also selected for invited artist in Japan Chihiro Art Museum with his creative picture book Going for a Monster Hunt in 2006. He also won the Korean Children's Book Award and was selected as the author of the year at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. His picture books include Second Cousin; I'm Going to Catch the Monster!; Yeon Orang and Se Onyeo; The Moonlight Train; and Children in the Silver Paper Drawing, and for children, he wrote The Diary of Yangpa the School Girl Bullies 1, 2; That Whale, Lightning; Echo; Sunsaeng, the Boatsman Who Saved the Donghak Army; Rabbit and Dragon King; Thousand Eyes; Ryuta the Independence Activist and So What if You Are the President.
(French) Né à Séoul, il a obtenu son diplôme de l’Université Chugye en arts orientaux et reçu le prix du Salon national de la Corée, le Grand prix mondial des beaux-arts, et le prix du Concours international NOMA de livres jeunesse au Japon. Il a été mentionné en tant qu’artiste de l’année à la Foire du livre de jeunesse de Bologne et le prix de la littérature jeunesse coréenne. Il a publié Gyuri au musée, cousin lointain, Je pars attraper les monstres !, Train au clair de lune, et illustré Journal de l’Onion exclu, écho.
Book Culture Foundation, 2019, Selected book for Bookwings