Born in Hamheung City, Hamgyeongnam-do.
Moved to Chuncheon, where his father was running a business.
Drafted into Hitachi Metals Industry by the Japanese, and started his first art education in Tokyo.
Secretly came back to Seoul, where he took painting lessons at Seongbuk-dong.
Moves back to Japan after Korea’s independence in 1945.
Enters Musashino Art University, Japan, studying under Shimizu Takashi.
Won a prize in the best public contest exhibition Igwajeon, Japan.
Came back to Korea, due to his mother’s sickness.
Had his first solo exhibition in Seoul but only a few recognized his work.
Had second solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Gallery, Japan.
Third solo exhibition at Myeong-dong Gallery. Suffers from physical and psychological illness.
Dies in his atelier by committing suicide.