Kim Bong-tae (1937-) exhibited at the Paris Biennale with Park So-bo and Yoon Myeong-ro in 1963, and after being invited to the International Art Society Symposium in New York in the same year, he moved to the U.S. and graduated from the Otis Art Institute of L.A. County. He stayed in L.A. from 1963 to 1985, served as the president of the Southern California Korean Artists Association, and also ran the Gallery Scope and Center for the Arts, which acts as a bridge between Korean and American artists. After settling down in Korea, he became a full-time writer after seven years as a professor.
Artists began to take an interest in woodblock prints because the reproduction of woodblock prints not only met the popular demand, but also served as a medium for experiments to expand the expression of modern art. In 1963, he exhibited his work at the 3rd Paris Biennale with Park So-bo, Yoon Myeong-ro, Choi Ki-won and others. The artist used a Lithograph Press to take a picture of the foundation with the Collagraph as a middle color, and instead of a lithographic press, he took a picture of the zinc plate implicitly drawn in black. It can be said that the trend of the times, which had been distinguished from the previous prints, is being realized through woodblock prints, since this was an Informel style that was led by the younger generation at that time.


  • Title: Work 1963-3
  • Creator: KIM Bongtae
  • Date Created: 1963
  • Location Created: MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea)
  • Physical Dimensions: 49×40cm
  • Rights: MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea)
  • Medium: Collagraph, Lithograph

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