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Kim Hong Do, Pioneer of Genre in Korea
Pyongyang, April 22 (KCNA) -- Kim Hong Do was a realistic Korean painter dating back to 18th to 19th century.

In his lifetime, he created a number of masterpieces, ranging from figure and landscape paintings to prints.

Characterized by diverse themes and skillful techniques, his genre paintings represented humble and sound mental world of popular masses, while ridiculing corrupt life of feudal bureaucrats.

Typical of his works are "Washing Site", "Wrestling", "Fishing", "Archery", "Well Site" and "Gambling of Aristocrats".

All of his paintings vividly reflected social standings, jobs, ages and characters of figures.

Among his landscape paintings were "Scenery of Mt. Kumgang", "Kuryong Falls", "Hongryu Valley" and "Ferryboat".

Many of Kim Hong Do's paintings were listed as national treasures in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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