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1918 (14 Sept.)
Born in 603 Woonjeon-dong Daejeon-myun, Jeongju-gun Pyungbuk, the first of four children of Seung Gi-Hyo, a rice mill owner, and Kim Hyo-Soon.
1923 (6 years)
Studies Chinese literature.
1927 (10 yrs)
Enters Woonjeon Elementary School in Jeongju-gun, Pyungbuk. He likes to paint and his paintings gain recognition both inside and outside the school.
1933 (16 yrs)
Graduates from Woonjeon Elementary School (6 academic years).
1933 (1 Apr. 16 yrs)
Enters Ohsan High School in Jeongju-gun, North Pyungan Province (Now North Korea). As a versatile student he immerses himself in painting while excelling in various sports. He represents his school in judo, boxing and skating competitions. He is apprenticed to Lim Yong-Ryun, an art teacher at Ohsan High School, who majored in painting at Yale University with Honors and pioneered the use of western painting in Korea. He is apprenticed alongside Lee Jung-Seob, Moon Hak-Soo and Kim Chang-Bok.
1936 (Oct. 19 yrs)
Wins the Excellent Painting Award for a floral still-life painting at the Nationwide Student Art Contest sponsored by the Chosun News Daily during his fourth-grade period of high school.
1938 (20 Mar. 21 yrs)
Graduates from Ohsan High School (5 academic years). Lim Yong-Ryun encourages him to pursue his talent in Japan, and he leaves for Japan.
1938 (1 Apr. 21 yrs)

He enrolls in the Department of Western Painting of the Japan College of Fine Art

The school puts more emphasis on academic art than other art schools in Japan. He joins a student-run club that Korean students formed within the college to foster their artistic interests. While he concentrates his time and effort on painting alone, his art style is influenced by Im Moo, an ex-professor of the Tokyo School of Fine Art, and Koya Chinsil. After two years of study in Japan, he begins entering various art exhibitions held in Tokyo and Seoul and garners a series of awards between 1940 and 1942. He later joins another student-run club composed of Korean art students based in Tokyo and actively participates in group-exhibitions. Those who closely interact with him in Japan included Kwoak In-Sik (based in Japan), Lee Jung-Seob (one-year senior in high school) Im Gyu-Sam (one-year junior in college) Im Jik-Soon (recommended by the National Art Exhibition), Kim Chang-Bok (based in Sweden) and Kweon Young-Sool.

1938 (21 yrs)
Marries Kil Bong-Ok in Jeongju, his hometown.
1940 (10 Mar. 23 yrs)
Enters his still life painting in the Independence Art Exhibition held in Tokyo during his junior year of college and wins an award.
1940 (5 May. 23 yrs)
Enters his still-life painting in the 19th Chosun Art Exhibition held in Seoul and receives an award.
1941 (10 Mar. 24 yrs)
Enters his still-life paintings in the Independence Art Exhibition held in Tokyo during his senior year of college and wins an award.
1941 (5 May. 24 yrs)
Enters his work “An Old Castle with a Horse,” in the 20th Chosun Art Exhibition held in Seoul and wins an award.
1941 (29 Dec. 24 yrs)
Graduates from Japan College of Art (4 academic years). Gets a teacher's licence in art.
1942 (10 Mar. 25 yrs)
Enters his still-life painting in the Independence Art Exhibition held in Tokyo and wins an award.
1942-43 (25-26 yrs)

Teaches Art at Kuryong High School located in Daejeon-myun, Jeongju-gun, North Pyeongan Province.

1944-46 (27-29 yrs)
Teaches Art at Girl's Public High School located in Shinuju, North Pyeongan Province.
1945 (15 Aug. 28 yrs)
Korea declares independence from the Japanese government.
1946-50 (29-33 yrs)

Teaches at Ohsan High School (later, changed to Ohsan Junior Advanced School) after succeeding his former teacher Lim Yong-Ryun.

1951 (4 Jan. 34 yrs)

Crosses over the border into South Korea alone during the Korean War, leaving his family behind with the plan to rejoin them a few months later. However, he cannot go back to his family(parents, wife, younger brother, two sons and a daughter) again as Korea is arbitrarily divided into two zones at the end of war. He and his colleague Lee Hee-Gyun are able to get on a ship from the Chinnampo wharf thanks to a military officer, one of his former students. Arrives in Inchon and takes refuge in North Chollar Province. While staying in Chongup, one of the cities in North Chollar Province, he meets his sister who also crossed over the border with her husband.
Resumes his teaching in the same year.

1951 (10 May - 24 Nov. 34 yrs)
Teaches at Namwon Agricultural High School.
1951-58 (25 Dec. - 9 Mar. 34-41 yrs)
Teaches at Chongup Junior High School and organizes a student art club
1953 (3 Jun. 36 yrs)
Gets a teacher’s licence needed for teaching art at teacher-training school and high school.
1955 (17 Apr. 38 yrs)
Acquires the required qualification to be a vice principal at high school.
1957 (40 yrs)

Graduates from Gongju Education College in Chongup, and marries his second wife, Cho Gong-Soon, an elementary school teacher.

1958 (41 yrs)
His eldest son, Seung Su-Kwoan, is born.
1958-61 (10 Mar. - 24 Aug)
Teaches at Chongup Agricultural High School and Chongup Junior High School.
1960 (43 yrs)
His second son, Seung Su-Geun, is born.
1961-62 (25 Aug - 30 Mar. 44-45 yrs)
Teaches at Gunsan Girl’s Junior High School.
1962-64 (31 Mar. - 1 Oct. 45-7 yrs)
Teaches at Yiri Dong Junior High School.
1965-68 (15 Apr. - 30 Apr. 48-51 yrs)
Teaches at Chongup Junior High school.
1966 (49 yrs)
His third son, Seung Su-Jong, is born.
1968-70 (1 May - 28 Feb. 51-53 yrs)
Works as a vice-principal at Julpo Junior High School.
1970-73 (1 Mar. - 4 Nov. 53-6 yrs)
Works as a vice-principal at Chongup Girl’s High School.
1971 (29 Dec. 54 yrs)
Acquires the required qualification to be the principal at junior or high school.
1973-78 (5 Dec. - 2 Mar. 56-61 yrs)
Works as the principal of Yongdam Junior High School.
1974 (5 Dec. 57 yrs)
Conferred the Order of National Service Merit, Mokryunjang, for rendering great services in education.
1978-82 (1 Mar. - 28 Feb. 61-65 yrs)
Works as the principal of Kosan Junior High School.
1982 (65 yrs)
Retires from the school.
1982-96 (65-79 yrs)
Assists his students in developing their artistic talents and reignites his passion for painting
1989 (72 yrs)
Visits Japan and the Japan College of Art upon the invitation from his college friends.
1990 (13 Aug. 73 yrs)
His wife, Cho Gong-Soon, dies.
1996 (Mar. 79 yrs)
Becomes a Catholi
1996 (5 Apr. 79 yrs)
Dies of chronic disease and is buried at Hyoja Park Cemetery. He spent his last years longing for his hometown. His posthumous works contain 91 oil paintings and 65 drawings.
1997 (14 May)
One of his posthumous works, “A Still Life,” is exhibited at the 90-year Ohsan Art Exhibition held at Deokwon Art gallery.
1998 (1 Dec.)
Three of his posthumous works, “A Self-Portrait” (an oil painting, 1954), “Flower” (an oil painting, 1955), and “A Woman’s Portrait” (an oil painting, 1959), are exhibited at the Recollected Modern Art Exhibition held in celebration of the opening of the Deoksu Palace Art Gallery.
1999 (1 Nov.)
One of his posthumous works, “Floral still-life,” is exhibited at the Ohsan Art Alumni Exhibition held for the 100 year anniversary of Ohsan High School.
2002 (16 - 28 Nov.)
His posthumous works (91 oil paintings and 34 drawings) are exhibited under the tile "Woon-Bong, Seung Dong-pyo's Posthumous Works Exhibition" at the Sori Art Center located in Jeonju, North Chollar Province.
2005 (3 June - 24 July.)
Four of his posthumous works - <Two sons>(1963), <still life-a tea glass with a fruit basket> (1964), <Afternoon with leisure> (1986) and <a seascape over Geokpo>(1989) are presented in the exhibition held to recollect the deceased modern and contemporary artists in North Chollar Province.
2005 (1 July - 31 Aug.)
Two of his posthumous works, " A school viewed from a Mountain" and "A Still Life - FruitsⅡ", are showcased in the exhibition held in celebration of the opening of the new provincial government building.
2006 (5 April - 6 August.)
His collected works (92 oil paintings and 60 drawings) are exhibited at the National Museum of Modern Art to mark the 10th anniversary of his death.
2006 (10 Nov.) - 2007 (14 Jan.)
A collection of his works (78 oil paintings) safeguarded by the North Chollar Province Art upon request of his family are exhibited under the title "Woon-Bong, Seung Dong-pyo's Works Exhibition."
2007 (23 Feb.- 1 April)
Three paintings of his works are exhibited at New ACQUISITIONS 2006 in the National Museum of Modern Art.
2007 (9 May - 15 May)
Three pieces of his art are on display at Osan Art 100 - year Anniversary Exhibition to celebrate the 100 years since Osan High School Foundation.
2008 (21 Apr - 9 May)
75 oil paintings were exhibited at Jeonbuk Provincial Government in celebration of the Deposition of Unbong Seung Dong-Pyo’s Works.
2010 (26 Feb - 10 Mar)
His works were included in the 2010 Planned Invitation Exhibition of Various Works of 100 Modern Artists held at Korea Sori Cultural Center.
2013 (22 May - 29 June)
75 paintings and his relics were exhibited on the occasion of the Special Exhibition of Artist Seung Dong-Pyo’s Works held at the planned exhibition room of Chonbuk National University Museum.
2014 (25 Mar - 1 June)
48 relics were exhibited on the special exhibition of Seung Dong- Pyo, Cezanne in Korea, ‘Embrace Jeonup’held at the special exhibition gallery of Jeongup City Museum.
2018 (28 Sep - 31 Oct)
30 relics were exhibited on the 100th Birth Anniversary of Artist Seung Dong-Pyo held at the special exhibition gallery of Chonbuk National University Museum.
 
 
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