Shin Yun-bok, Korean painter of the Choseon Dynasty

Shin Yun-bok, better known by his pen name Hyewon (1758–1813), was a Korean painter of the Choseon Dynasty Like his contemporaries Danwon and Geunjae he is known for his realistic depictions of daily life in his time. His genre paintings are distinctly more erotic than Danwon’s, a fact which contributed to his expulsion from the royal painting institute, Do Hwa Seo Painting was frequently a hereditary occupation in the Joseon period, and Hyewon’s father and grandfather had both been court painters. Together with Danwon and the later painter Owon, Hyewon is remembered today as one of the “Three Wons” of Joseon-period painting.


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