She was born in the end of 19th century, harsh old regime for women as like Western countries. She resisted the Korean society, critiquing and rejecting the traditional "good wife, good mother" archetype. She was the first female professional painter and the first feminist writer in Korea.
Well, it is amazing for a delicate woman to resist the powerful social system at that time, not minding people's blames. However, her value is only this: first feminist in Korea. She had not achieved any remarkable artistic results. Her paintings stayed amateur painter's level. And she cheated on her devoted husband and young children for illicit love. Individually, I think she had just a vanity that she considered herself a woman of the new age, and as a result, she died sick helplessly on the street. When Koreans remember her as a brave feminist or pioneer, I just see a silly, vain woman.