Blog of an Art Admirer: 18th century - Kim Hong-do (1745–1806). Korean Painter. Kim Hong-do, also known as Danwon (1745–c. 1806) was one of the most famous painters of the Joseon Period. He entered royal service as the official painter of the Joseon court. Danwon is known as the first Korean painter to extensively portray Korean daily life. His landscapes belong to the outstanding examples of Korean realist school, his portraits are admirable.