Tyrus Wong, Bambi artist, dies at 106
Monday, January 2, 2017
Born on October 25, 1910 in Guangdong province, China, Tyrus Wong left the country with his father at the age of nine under fake names "Look Tai Yow" and "Look Get". Wong's father taught him the art of using water instead of ink on newspapers.
Wong used to work as a dollar per day. Wong's principal in helped arrange a scholarship in for his art skills. At Otis, Wong studied Western art and graduated in 1935. In 1934, a landscape of Wong's appeared in an exhibition organised by the which also featured a etching, "Two Nudes". For two years, from 1934 to 1936, he worked for the to create paintings for public buildings.after school in Los Angeles earning half a
In 1938, Wong began work in the Disney animation studio as an US citizenship in 1946.— creating hundreds of intermediate images for the appearance of motion. noticed his work. Wong's forest paintings of deer strongly influenced the style of Bambi. Wong worked at Disney for only three years before he was sacked in 1941, following an employee's strike in which Wong did not participate. Next year, Wong became a , drawing storyboards and set designs for live-action films. Films he drew concept art for included , , and . After more than a quarter century at Warner Bros., Wong retired in 1968. Wong gained
Wong influenced animator, the creator of Lilo from and from . Wong also worked as a janitor, designed greeting cards, and picked asparagus during the lows in his career.
Wong was named a
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