Young Il Ahn is a biography in Korean of the Korean-American artist. This book details Ahn's life and art from childhood to present time. Ahn was born in 1934 in Gaeseong, historically known as the capital of the Goryeo dynasty (912–1392) and geographically located in North Korea today. While acknowledged as a child prodigy, Ahn carried out his most prolific work in Los Angeles since his arrival in the U.S. in 1966. Since then, Ahn’s works have consistently focused on his interest in the local surroundings rather than the country he left.
Ahn's work is highlighted at LACMA with the exhibition Unexpected Light: Works by Young Il Ahn at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from February 25, 2017 through July 22, 2018.
- In Korean
- 200 pages, 6.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
- Many illustrations in color, b&w photographs of Ahn's early life