J. Morgan, which is his pen name, was born Tae Jung in Soeul, Korea in 1958. Beginning early in life to show an interest in art, Morgan began with pencil ...Read more...sketches. He studied at Yoo-Jin in 1977 and soon developed his style and technique toward landscapes and flower fields with brilliant color and deep texture with colorful impressionism. In 1984, Morgan graduated from Kyung-Ki University with a major in Fine Art. His works are considered decorative and his intent is to engage the viewer. Morgan confesses, "I hope the viewer will feel a new enthisiasm for life."
Morgan draws inspiration from his travels through Europe. He enjoys painting the poppy fields in Tuscany, lavender field in France, and the street scene's in Paris. Morgan considers himself a colorist. The vista is his subject and the canvas is his playground; changing matter in significant form. Morgan reflects, "I love the physical process as well as the creative, seeing the painting develop on the canvas - I relish in the intellectual challenge."
Morgan is married with a daughter and lives in the countryside of Kyung-Ki, Seoul as a full-time artist. He also enjoys competitive chess and computer games. While Morgan says that he loves the physicality of painting, he thinks that designing a computer game would be an interesting challenge for him someday. Morgan's works can be found in many corporate and private collections around the world.