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    Sale 2266

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 168

    Nam Kwan (1911-1990)

    Une formation

    Price Realised  

    Nam Kwan (1911-1990)
    Une formation
    Signed K. Nam and signed and dated on verso K. Nam 1961
    Oil on canvas
    28 11/16 x 23 5/8in. (73 x 60cm.)


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    Nam Kwan was born in Chongsong, North Kyungsang Province, and graduated from Taiheiyo Fine Arts School in Tokyo in 1935. He had one-person exhibitions at the Tonghwa Gallery in Seoul from 1948 to 1950 and in 1954 at the Midopa Gallery. While living in Paris from 1955 to 1967 he had one-person exhibitions at Galerie Transposition, Paris, in 1964, and Galerie Mensch, Hamburg, in 1966. His work was exhibited at the "Contemporary Art Exhibition" in Milan in 1983 and in 1984 at the "FIAC 84" in Paris as well as in an invitational exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris.