Mansudae Art Studio, Pyongyang
The Mansudae Art Studio was founded on November 17, 1959 in Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Studio is divided in 13 creative groups, seven manufacturing plants and more than 50 supply departments. The artistic works realized at the Mansudae Art Studio range from oil paintings to bronze sculptures, from Korean Paintings (ink on paper) to ceramics, from woodcuts to embroideries, from jewel paintings (made with precious and semiprecious stones reduced to powder) to charcoal drawings and much more.
The studio employs around 4,000 people, including 1,000 artists. Most of its artists are graduates of Pyongyang University. All images of the President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il are produced by the Mansudae Art Studio.
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