Dae-Chun Kim was born in 1964 in Pusan, Korea. Dae Chun Kim
graduated from Hong-Ik University, with a degree in fine arts.
While attending college in 1974, he won an award in an art
competition that was hosted by "Jogye Order of Korean
Buddhism" in DukSu Palace. That event drove the motivation for
him to become a great artist. In 1975, Dae Chun Kim became
recognized as a famous artist in Korea when his collection, "The
life of Sakyamuni" was published in the Buddhism Newspaper.
As a student, Dae Chun Kim love of art grew as he studied the
techniques of many impressionistic styles from around the
After Dae Chun Kim graduated from college in 1976, he received
third place in the Gusang Art Exhibition. Dae Chun Kim was
awarded the great honor of first place from the Buddhism Art
Exhibition at the Hyundai Art Gallery in Seoul. After graduation,
Kim pursued his dream of becoming an artist.
Like many great artists, he traveled in search of inspiration and
the perfect subject. He has traveled to the United States, Mexico,
Japan, England, Italy, and France. Dae Chun Kim love of
landscapes is shown vividly through his artwork.
He has developed his painting style to express his love of
European landscaping, especially the Mediterranean Sea and
English gardens. He expresses lifelike landscapes through
impressionistic styles with a combination of strong and soft
brushstrokes. Kim doesn't limit himself just to one landscape; he
also paints old buildings rich with flowers with the Mediterranean
Sea in the background. He especially likes to paint the "Colmar"
street alleys and "Aix Provence" from France.
Dae Chun Kim paintings are popularized by his delightful and
vibrant choice of colors. Kim brings out the sense of peace in his
landscapes and a cozy warm feeling in his French and Italian
street scenes. One notices the appreciation of life and nature Kim
instills unto his paintings. In his 30 years of painting Dae Chun
Kim has accumulated numerous accolades. His work has been
displayed in a countless number of exhibitions including Hyundai
Art Gallery in Korea, Gallery Birmingham in London, Mokwoo
Artist Festival, Gusang Art Festival, the Didimdol Artist
Association, exhibition at Seoul Art Center, Fine Art Pavilion at
Atlanta Decor Expo, and International Artexpo New York.