• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 659

    Kim Sou (Kim Heungsou) (B. 1919)


    Price Realised  


    Kim Sou (Kim Heungsou) (B. 1919)
    Signed Kim Sou and on verso titled and inscribed Composition/Kim Heung-Sou'...[street numeral obscured by blue paint] rue du...[street name obscured by blue paint]/Paris...[arondissment obscured by blue paint]
    Oil on canvas, framed
    32 x 39½in. (81.3 x 100.3cm.)

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    Kim Sou was born in Hamheung in northern Korea. He had his first one-person exhibition at the Tonghwa Gallery, Seoul, in 1949. In 1955, he went to Paris to study oil painting at the Academie de la Grande Chaumière and exhibited regularly in the Salon d'Automne thereafter. In 1966, he had a one-person exhibition at Press Center Art Gallery, Seoul. His paintings were exhibited at the Woodmere Gallery in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, in 1970, while he was instructor in the Department of Education, Philadelphia Art Museum. He also taught at Moore College of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In 1979, he participated in "Korean Modern Art of the 1950s" sponsored by the Korean Modern Art Gallery, Seoul.


    La Belle Gabrielle Gallery, Paris, 1964

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a East Coast Private Collection