Independent Lens

On a Mission to Bring Humor into Fine Art

Preview: Season 14 | 2m 25s

Take a ride through the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White. Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in New York City. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture.

Aired: 01/21/13

Rating: TV-PG

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