12″ High x 16″ Wide Canvas
those who appreciate the beauty and passion of classical impressionistic art,
this inspiring painting combines classical motifs and today’s popular themes to
create tomorrow’s treasures.”
Seo, known as J.C. Seo to his
collectors and friends was born December 17, 1940.
Dynamic yet contemplative, exacting yet inexhaustibly versatile, J.C. Seo is a
complex artist with a rare gift and a spectacular eye. Respected
internationally for classical skills in romantic realism, his works are
included in fine art collections and galleries throughout the United States and
Canada, as well as in the National Museum in his native Korea.
General Ray Davis has commissioned his works for the depiction of General
Douglas McArthur’s famous return to the Philippines leading troops during the
Korean War. General Ray Davis wrote “Mr. Seo’s great talent and artistic vision
are vividly portrayed in his paintings”.
The Holy Innocents High School in Atlanta, GA commissioned the Alaskan Brown
Bear that represents the school’s authority and foundation. Today the Bear
painting commands the front offices in the Upper School building.
Influenced by 19th century
masters like Anders Zorn, and John Singer Sargent, he prefers to work on a warm
palette, balancing passages of rich color with delicate grays. Through subtle
color harmonies and lighting, J.C. Seo seeks to create a palpable sense of mood
in each painting. His methods of application are steeped in tradition but at
the same time quite contemporary. His paintings include rural landscapes of the
countryside, harbors, genre of the Mediterranean, and wildlife studies.
Today, Mr. Seo’s network of
galleries, dealers, and publishing interests continue to grow worldwide. The
evolution of the artist’s success has been born of hard work, discipline, and
an unending passion to paint. Mr. Seo was selected to be included in the highly
coveted publication of The Centennial Korean American Arts and become part of
the permanent collection in the Korean American Contemporary Museum in New York
City. The publication and Museum are recognized by George Bush and Hillary
Clinton celebrating 100 years of remarkable achievements by Korean Americans
The reward for his past efforts
and resulting success have allowed J.C. Seo to focus his energy solely on
creating new works of art. Seo has been awarded numerous distinctions and his
paintings are found in many corporate and private collections around the world.