Short life but long reverberabion,
the story of genius painter who lived like a flame
Geum Gyung-yeon & Geumchon Village
Painter Geum Gyung-yeon emerged like a meteor in the early days of Korean art history and drew attention by winning several awards and special selections in the 1930s, but died at an early age of 33 from tuberculosis. Despite there aren't many, his posthumous works show the outstanding artistic position in the world of arts in Korea at the early stage of introduction of western painting.
Painter Geum Gyung-yeon Arts Museum in Geumchon village shows the fragmentary aspects of his genius who burned with passion toward only one path despite short life. In Geumchon village are Yakcheonjeong (No. 78 Gyeongbuk cultural property) and beautiful village forest with old trees.
Around Geumchon village are holiday destinations including Suha valley, firefly ecological learning village district, Bonsin valley and Geommasan mountain forest lodge adding to joy of travelling.
Western style painter, Geum Gyung-yeon was the fifth descendant of Geum Hee-sung born in Balri-ri of Subi-myeon. He emerged like a meteor in the early stage of Korean art history with his special talent, but he died at an early age of 33 even before achieving his goal. He strengthened his position as a painter after winning several awards and special selections in the 1930s, but died of tuberculosis even before blossoming his achievement.
However, few posthumous works he left are showing his world of art and artistic position that stood out in the world of art during the early time of introduction of western style painting in Korea. Despite short life, he shows us a glimpse of genius that burnt with passion toward the only goal.