Seoul National University honors the people who made distinguished achievements in their lives with the Distinguished SNU Members Award. It has been the highest honor bestowed upon SNU alumni or faculty since 1991. The award is granted annually on the founding anniversary of the university during the official anniversary ceremony.
Painter and sculptor
Artist Lee was the founding member of the Mono-ha school, Japan's first contemporary art movement to gain international recognition. He marked a new era in global art history creating a new oriental style.