Title : POSTAGE STAMPS FOR MODERN ART SERIES (4th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1497 
KPC#
C-1132 
MICHEL#
1522 
StanGib#
1791 
Scott#
1410 
Date of Issue
06/22/1987 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
80 won 
Design
Valley of Peach Blossoms 
Designer
Pyen Kwan-sik 
Image Area
33mm*49mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 10(5*2) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing and Mint Agency of the Republic of Korea 
Description
Modern Korean Art, which began to have two currents, with the introduction at the turn of the century of western painting to the unique style of art with a long tradition, served as a means of our country and has since our indepenence grown to be an indispensable part of world art.

The Ministry of Communications has for the past few years issued modern art postage stamps in series featuring selected paintings left by well-known modern Korean artists, and now issues for the fourth time the following four kinds of modern art postage stamps:

1. Valley of Peach Blossoms (1964, private possession).
This is a painting by Pyen Kwan-Sik(1899-1976), who studied painting in Japan under Komuro Sun, a great master of southern painting of Japan. It is a land-scape of a rual village with its peach trees in full blossom. Pyen painted it at the age of 65.

2. Rural landscape (1940, Hoam Art Museum).
This is a landscape, painted by Lee Yong-Wu (1904-1952), which gives a rather rough impression, with the deep black color forming the strong outlines and the intervening blue color providing the atmoshere of the picture.

3. Male (1932, National Museum of Contemporary Art).
This work, painted by Lee Ma-Dong during peak days of his artistic vigor, reveals his powerful touch and scale of art.

4. Woman with a Water Jar on Her Head (1944, Hoam Art Museum).
This is one of the masterpieces of painting left by Yun Hyo-chung (1917-1967). A country woman walking with a water jar on her head is depicted in a bold and exact manner.