Dankwang(丹光) Woo Shin Chul(禹新出, 1911～1991) is an artist of Western painting representing the original Busan painting circle. As non-being studied abroad, he was accepted for a major competition without systematic education on Western painting and stood shoulder to shoulder with the mainstream painters of Busan painting circle of the day. Not only, as a painter, he carried out flourishing activities as leading various group exhibitions centered on Busan area, but also he spent his effort to educate juniors as working in teaching profession for 40 years. Meanwhile, he produced his landscapes of the whole place in South Gyeongsang province and Busan city throughout his life.
Woo Shin Chul, who lived a life through modern and contemporary Busan as a painter, has two significances in the Busan painting circle. First, he led the original Busan Western painting circle in 1930s. Although he could not go to study abroad on account of difficult family reasons, he completely learned modern art in the process of introducing Wester paintings in Busan. Therefore, it was able to identify the aspect of the original Busan painting circle through the process of Woo Shin Chul acquiring Western paintings. Second, he led the popularization of art in Busan. He took the initiative in the popularization of art as teaching art to the general public through the Gyeongnam Art Education Research Society and the Sunday Artists’Club.