Gang Huian (1417?-1464), pen name Injae 인재, was a prominent scholar and painter of the early Joseon period. He was good at poetry, calligraphy, and painting. He entered royal service by passing gwageo in 1441 under the reign of king Sejong (1397–1418–1450).

Gang Hui-an
“Gosagwansudo” (A seonbi (scholar) overlooking water from the high hill)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGang Huian
McCune–ReischauerKang Hŭian
Art name
Revised RomanizationInjae
Courtesy name
Revised RomanizationGyeongu

Birth Uncertainty Edit

Gang Huian and his younger brother Gang Huimaeng were the sons of Gang Seokteok (1395–1459) and cousins of king Munjong (1414–1450–1452), king Sejo (1417 –1455–1468) and Prince Anpyeong 이용 안평대군 (1418–1453), that were the first three sons of king Sejong.

Nevertheless, the year of birth of Gang Huian is unclear. Part of the references say 1417,[1][2][3][4][5] part of them say 1419[6][7][8]... None of these sources ever mention this discrepancy. Britannica[4] specifies the more precise 1417(태종 17)~1464(세조 10).

Gallery Edit

The Korean Copyright Commission[7] lists 5 paintings for Gang Huian, while Towooart[1] gives a short notice.

References Edit

  1. ^ a b TWA 2013
  2. ^ (in Korean)
  3. ^ (in Korean) Naver.
  4. ^ a b (in Korean) Britannica. Archived 2013-07-02 at
  5. ^ (in Korean) Archived 2017-04-20 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Turner 2003, p. (17)772
  7. ^ a b KCC 2013
  8. ^ Met-NY. Arts of Korea, catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of New York

Bibliography Edit

  • Turner, Jane (2003). Grove Dictionary of Art. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 32600. ISBN 978-0-1951-7068-9.
  • KCC (2013). "Gang Huian". Database (in Korean). Korean Copyright Commission.
  • TWA (2013). "Gang Huian". Database (in Korean). Towooart.

See also Edit

External links Edit

  • Arts of Korea, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on Gang Huian