Spring 1971. Written by Ahn Kwang Seok]
Tôkyô, 1970. 19 x 30 cm. Stitch-bound in yellow silk cover with manuscript title label on front, around 94 folding leaves depicting seals. Pale, very marginal and inoffensive dampstaining in top margin of few leaves. 1 vol. in case.
An Kwangsŏk’s (his 號 ho is Ch’ŏngsa) was born in Kimhae in 1917. In 1938 he became a monk in a Buddhist monastery in his region, Pŏmŏ-sa 梵 魚 寺, where he learned calligraphy and seals’s engraving. He left the religious state in the 1940s and made his first private exhibition in 1948 in Pusan. In 1952 he studied 甲骨文 (the jiaguwen, shell and bone script) with the Chinese 董作賓 Dong Zuobin (1895-1963). He donated many of his works to the Yŏnse University ‘s museum (Yonsei). He is the author of 2 books: 이여 인 존 (二 如 印 存) and 법계 인류 (法界 印 留). He died in 2004.