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The prolific work of Tyrus Wong: Disney, Warner Bros., and Hallmark

One of the most impressive things about artist Tyrus Wong goes beyond his well-known work on the Disney film Bambi: it’s his ability to use such a wide array of mediums and reach out to such different audiences. Over his career, Wong’s atmospheric, emotive and poetic paintings inspired animated films for Disney, live-action cinema for Warner Bros., greeting cards for Hallmark, and dinnerware for Winfield Pottery.

In this gallery including previously unreleased artwork, you’ll see — starting with his early days as a painting student up through his days as a kite-making hobbyist, as he carried on his father’s tradition — how Wong’s creativity truly knew no boundaries.

Additional support for Tyrus is provided in part by The Louie Family Foundation, The Walt Disney Company Foundation, Buck Gee & Mary Hackenbracht, the National Endowment for the Arts, County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Bill Yee, David Ahmanson, East West Bank, and Women in Film.



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