Jung Chung Seo, known as J. C. Seo to his collectors and friends, was born December 17, 1940.
Dynamic yet contemplative, exacting yet inexhaustibly versatile, J.C. Seo is a complex artist with a rare gift and a spectacular eye. Respected internationally for classical skills in romantic realism, his works are included in fine art collections and galleries throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in the National Museum in his native Korea. General Ray Davis has commissioned his works for the depiction of General Douglas McArthur’s famous return to the Philippines leading troops during the Korean War. General Davis wrote “Mr. Seo’s great talent and artistic vision are vividly portrayed in his paintings”.
Influenced by the 19th century masters like Anders Zorn, Julien Bastien-Lepage and John Singer Sargent, he prefers to work on a warm palette, balancing passages of rich color with delicate grays. Through subtle color harmonies and lighting, J.C. Seo seeks to create a palpable sense of mood in each painting. His methods of application are steeped in tradition but at the same time quite contemporary. His paintings include rural landscapes of the countryside, harbors, genre of the Mediterranean, and wild life studies.
The evolution of the artist’s success has been born of hard work and discipline, and an unending passion to paint. Mr. Seo was selected to be included in the highly coveted publication of The Centennial Korean American Arts and become part of the permanent collection in the Korean American Contemporary Museum in New York City. The publication and Museum are recognized by George Bush and Hillary Clinton celebrating 100 years of remarkable achievements by Korean Americans from 1903-2003.
The reward for his past efforts and resulting success have allowed J.C. Seo to focus his energy solely on creating new works of art. Seo has been awarded numerous distinctions and his paintings are found in many corporate and private collections around the world.
Tilting at Windmills is pleased to include the works of W. Eddie in our collection of quality collectable artists.