Chang Ucchin was born in 1917 in Japanese-colonized Korea. He is most famous for his contributions to modern Korean fine art.

He learned western art techniques at the Imperial School of Art in Tokyo and would go on to be a professor, teaching fine arts in Korea at the Seoul National University. After six years at the university, in 1960, he decided to quit and focus on his own art.

Chang experimented with many materials and techniques including, oil paining, wood block printing, screen printing with silk, and more! He eventually developed is own unique style using common subjects such as scenery, magpies (which are used to symbolize the common folk in Korean art), and the sun and moon.

This unique style may look rudimentary and even a bit child-like, however, his style and familiar choice of subject matter made his work endearing and accessible.

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