Myoung-Won Kwon

Calligrapher Myoung-Won Kwon's pen name is Mook Jae. He poses here with a work that has an ocean-themed message. Kwon moved to the United States from South Korea in 1986. While he's a master of his craft, he calls calligraphy his hobby. During the day, he and his wife run a store in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Kwon was one of many artists featured at a May 2011 Smithsonian event celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.


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