Park Soo Keun (1941~1965) devoted his life to conveying "humankind's good nature and sincerity" with subjects of nameless, poor common people. He brought out the essential aspects of his subjects by using simple forms and line drawings and established a model of the Korean spirit through Western techniques like aranite textrue. He is considered to be the most quintessential Korean of the 20th century, illustrating the ordinary life style of the Korean people with his warm, caring gaze and establishing rustic beauty.
Park Soo Keun Museum in Yanggu County(two buildings sized 700㎡ each), built at his birth place in his hometown in Yanggu County, Gangwon Province, is expected to be a place, which will make a contribution to the memory of Park Soo Keun's life as leading regional cultural space. At this point, the museum reexamines both Park Soo keun's life and art through exhibitions, education, and publications, and residence program.
The Park Soo Keun Museun in Yanggu County has the collection of Park Soo Keun's personal articles, oil paintings, watercolors, drawing, prints, and illustrations. And there is a permanent exhibition of selected artworks and bequests. Part of its collection includes works of various kinds - Oriental ink paintings, Western style paintings, and sculptures - by the artists who were at the scene of the Korea's modern and contemporary art along with Park Soo Keun.