The Story of Lee Joong-sup

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Born in Songcheon-ri, Jowoon-myeon, Pyeongwon-gun, Pyeongan-nam-do, his father died when he was young, and his family moved to Pyongyang, where he was born, and grew up in Pyeongan-do. His maternal grandfather is one of the richest men in Pyongyang, and his business is said to have been very prosperous. As the type of business is a type that does not have to be distant from the Japanese colonial era, it is known that he had a comfortable childhood from an early age without knowing any difficulties.

After graduating from middle school, he entered Osan School in Jeongju, North Pyongan Province. Lee Joong-sup, who received an art education from Lim Yong-ryeon, a Western artist at Osan School, will begin his career in the art world in earnest. Lee Jung-seop, who received education on ethnicity, will submit his works to an art exhibition in Japan, which was greatly influenced by national education during Osan School, and will participate in the exhibition, which will set the theme of his work as bulls and dig up bulls. At that time, bulls were so representative of national sentiment that the image that comes to mind when it comes to Korea was a bull among the Japanese that they intentionally did not allow the Japanese to express themselves related to the cow, and they laughed at the atmosphere and drew the work.

A Japanese reporter who saw a painting of a cow with a small palm size and strong eyes, even though he knew that it was his first painting was relatively large, said that he was impressed by Lee Jung-seop's genius right away. In particular, it can be seen that the optimism of the painting reads "Dongseob," not "Jungseob." This is why the Korean writer, who turned to pro-Japanese group at the time, changed the name of the pavilion in anger, saying that he didn't want to call himself a middleman with the same pronunciation and was embarrassed by the editorial in the editorial published in the Japanese newspaper Maeil Shinbo, the organ of the Japanese Government-General of Korea.

Studying in Japan
In 1936, he entered the Dayikoku Art School in Tokyo (now Musashino University of Fine Arts) in Japan, but in 1937, he moved to the Tokyo Bunka Academy (Cultural Institute), which values the free and innovative atmosphere. In 1941, he formed the Joseon New Artists Association with Lee Kwe-dae, Jinhwan, and Choi Jae-deok, Korean artists who studied abroad in Tokyo, Japan, and won the Sun Award in 1943.

Return to one's homeland
He returned to his hometown of Pyeongannam-do in 1945. In May 1945, he married a Japanese man named Masako Yamamoto in Wonsan. Lee Nam-deok met Lee Joong-sup when he was studying at a Bunka academy.

In 1946, he worked as an art teacher at the Wonsan Normal School, but resigned in a week. In the same year, he was in charge of producing the cover of the poem "Eunghyang," published by his friend Ku Sang and others, but he was also involved in the "Eunghyang," a pen-and-painting incident that was defined as a decadent, anti-people, and reactionary work.

After the Korean War
He defected to South Korea during the Korean War in 1950 and lived in Busan, Tongyeong, and Jeju Island in Gyeongsangnam-do. While staying in Tongyeong, Lee Joong-sup teaches students at school and spends the most comfortable and hopeful time of his hard life bringing his family back to Korea.

Lee Jung-seop had no money to buy materials for painting, so he had a hard time drawing on the silver foil of a cigarette case, which led his wife to move to Japan with her two sons in 1952. Their meeting was only one more time when Lee Jung-seop visited his wife's house in Japan through a sailor's certificate, which was prepared with money earned from dock labor in 1953. However, Lee Jung-seop, who had a sailor's certificate, returned to Korea after a week because he could not stay in Japan for a long time. While wandering around Busan, Daegu, Tongyeong, Jinju, and Seoul, he resorted to creation even in poverty.

Exhibition
In 1955, with the help of his friends, he held the first and last exhibition in his life at Midopa Department Store. Although the exhibition in Seoul has shown more than 40 works and sold 20 pieces, it is said that the money in the hands of the people who decided to buy the works was a small amount of hard labor when they refused to pay the art fees they were supposed to pay due to difficulties after the war. 먹튀 없는 안전놀이터 주소
Lee Joong-sup gets only enough income to serve drinks to his colleagues and seniors who helped him with his exhibition, which puts him in a sense of shame as a breadwinner who can't take responsibility for his family. As a result, Jung-seop suffers from anorexia and at the same time shows symptoms of schizophrenia. He died of hepatitis in 1956 at the age of 41 at Seodaemun Red Cross Hospital in Seoul. When his friends visited him, he said there were only dead bodies and overdue hospital bills.

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