Artist Lee Jung-seop is known for his paintings, reminicent of Fauvism, of which “White Ox” is most famous. During the Korean War, he spent a year as a refugee in Seogwipo with his Japanese wife and two sons in a small leased house, where he produced many masterpieces.
Although the stay was temporary, it was one of the happiest times for Lee and certainly the most productive. Recognizing his importance, the city of Seogwipo purchased the house and turned it into the Lee Jung Seop Memorial Hall. The street in front of his house, which he walked day and night, was renamed Ijungseop-ro Street. Lee Jung Seop Gallery is just behind the restored house. The gallery houses over 8 masterpieces by Lee Jung-seop and 52 works by modern Korean painters, all of which were donated to Seogwipo city by Lee Ho-jae (CEO of Gana Art).
Contact and Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-64-760-3567
Parking facilities : Available
Parking Fees : Free
Day off : Mondays, January 1, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays
Charges : Individuals - Adults 1,500 won / Teenagers 800 won / Children 400 won
Groups - Adults 1,000 won / Teenagers 500 won / Children 300 won
* Adults (ages 25-64) / Teenagers (ages 13-24) / Children (ages 7-12)
* Free admission: Preschoolers (ages 6 and under), senior citizens (ages 65 and older)
* Group: 10 people or more
Hours : October-June 09:00-18:00
* Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Scale : 1F: 208.2 ㎡
2F: 198.3 ㎡
Touring Time : Approx. 30 min
Annual Lee Jung-seop Art Festival and seminars held in September / Special Exhibition Hall available for rental.
27-3, Ijungseop-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do