Discipline: Visual Art

Dongkuk Ahn

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1964
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Dongkuk Ahn (1937-2013) was an artist and Tai Chi Master. His works, mainly abstract calligraphy with extensive splattering and flowing lines, were inspired by Zen brushwork.



Dongkuk Ahn worked in the Sorosis studio.

Sorosis Studio was funded by the New York Carol Club of Sorosis. The small, masonry studio was designed by F. Winsor, Jr., the architect who also designed Savidge Library (1926) and Mixter Studio (1927). At the time of construction, the large porch on the southeast facade offered a spectacular mountain view that has since been obscured…

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