Appointee for Jogakjang. Kim Cheolju
The artist is Kim Cheol ju (1933~), a holder of important intangible cultural property skills. As a young boy he learned about sculpture by watching his father work. However, during puberty, when scolded by his father for producing unsatisfactory work, Kim cheol ju left home and wandered here and there for several days. It was at the age of 27, after being discharged from military service, that he finally determined to learn the skills required for sculpture. In 1971, his father, Kim jeong seop(1899~1988), was designated as the No.35 holder of sculpture crafting skills, and this prompted him to choose sculpting as his career. Afterwards, he was trained in the necessary artistic skills, became an associate instructor in 1982, and was designated as a holder of the skills in 1989 after his father’s death.