Tyrus Yu Wong
Tyrus Yu Wong is active/lives in California / China. Tyrus Wong is known for landscape painting, illustration, etching.
Biography Tyrus Yu Wong
This Chinese-born artist is a painter, lithographer, and designer who
studied at Otis Art Institute. A production illustrator in the
film industry, Wong has worked for such studios as Disney and Warner
Bros. He was also one of the first fine artists to apply his
talent to the designing of Christmas cards.
Tyrus Wong and his father immigrated to the United States from China
when he was 9 years old. When he attended Benjamin Franklin Junior High
in Pasadena, his teachers noticed Wong's artistic ability and arranged
for a summer scholarship at the Otis Art Institute. Wong was
hooked and decided to leave junior high for a full time studentship at
Otis. Since his family was poor, he worked as a janitor
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