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War 36" x 36" 1966

War was shown in-full-page on the inner cover of War Psychiatry-Text book of Military Medicine, published by the Office of The Surgeon General at TMT Publications; Borden Institute; Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC in 1995. Library Congress 616.85212 DNLM/DLC & 95-18334 CIP 

The inscription for the painting follows below:


Soo Suk Kim, a 22-year-old art student, painted War in 1966 as a gift to his brother-in-law, Captain Franklin Del Jones, who was serving as a division psychiatrist in Vietnam. Soo Kim had experienced war first-hand as 6-year-old refugee during the North Korean occupation of Seoul, hiding from a communist edict calling for the execution of his prominent family. The painting depicts his childhood recollection of the horrors and chaos of war.

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About Soo Kim

My favorite poem from Gustav Mahler's Das Lied von Der Erde

From Gustav Mahler's The Song of The Earth
Text by Hans Bethge from "The Chinese Flute"

The autumn mists drift blue over the lake;
The blades of grass stand covered with frost;
one would think an artist had strewn jade-dust
over the delicate blossoms.

The flowers' sweet scent is gone;
an icy wind bends down their stems.
Soon the withered golden leaves
of the lotus-flowers will be drifting on the water.

My heart is weary. My little lamp
has gone out with a sputter, it urges me to go to sleep.
I come to you, beloved place of rest!
Yes, give rest; I need refreshment!

Long do I weep in my loneliness.
The autumn in my heart endures too long.
Sun of love, will you never shine again
tenderly to dry my bitter tears?

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