Contemporary Korean Prints

Kim Sangku

June 08, 2008 - September 07, 2008

The print tradition in Korea is an ancient one. Woodblock printing of Buddhist texts and images began in the 8th century, and moveable metal type for printing was invented in Korea in the 13th century. A rising star in the print world, modern Seoul print master Kim Sangku (b. 1945) carries on this tradition. Sangku studied at Hong-Ik University and has shown his prints throughout Korea and Japan. His work is relatively new to the United States. This exhibition is drawn from private collections throughout the city of Birmingham and the permanent collection of the Museum.