This is one of Jung-Sup Lee's paintings that depicts group of children. He is a famous artist who represents the naive subject matters like cow, chicken, fish and little children.
He also shows an autobiographic subject which symbolize his life with his wife and children in simple and unsophisticated style.
This is a painting of two boys playing with fishes and crab. This kind of subject matter is one of Jung-Sup Lee's favorites and there has been only 3 paintings in this style. Jung-Sup Lee paints naive and innocent world of children with simple lines and magnificent light colors. With simple forms and dark lines, he ignores the expressions of dimension and expands a unique and individual world of art. His painting attracts the viewers to think of his pleasant and peaceful childhood and to remind the smile and happiness of those time.


  • Title: Children and Fish and Crab
  • Creator: LEE Jungsup
  • Date Created: 1950s
  • Location Created: MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea)
  • Physical Dimensions: 25.8×19cm
  • Rights: MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea)
  • Medium: Oil on paper

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