Tyrus Wong - The Brushstrokes of Hollywood
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Sponsored by: The Creative Talent Network

By invitation please join us for this very special event where family, friends, peers and co-workers celebrate the world and the career of Tyrus Wong. One of the original development artists working on Bambi, Tyrus, now 102 years old last month, comes to CTN. We are so proud of this occassion and welcome the opportunity to say "thank you" to this great talent.A very special invitation card will be given to the audience as a keep sake and we will toast a glass of champagne at the conclusion of the event. Tyrus will be signing the gift cards for a very limited number of guests.


Biography: Tyrus Wong was born in Taishan, Guangdong, China. In 1920, when he was 9 years old, Wong and his father emigrated to the United States, and never again came into contact with Wong's mother and sister. He has done everything from working as a greeting card designer to Warner Bros. film production illustrator (1942–1968), from drawing set designs and storyboard for several movies to being a Disney inspirational sketch artist (1938–1941). It was his lush pastels that served as inspiration for Bambi (1942) where he was the lead artist of the project. Tyrus Wong left Disney studios shortly after finishing Bambi, due to repercussions from the Disney animators' strike. Later, he designed popular greeting cards for Hallmark[4], some of his Christmas cards selling over 1 million copies.Some of his well known paintings include Self Portrait (late 1920s), Fire (1939), Reclining Nude (1940s), East (1984) and West (1984). He told an interviewer that he's a lucky artist. Wong was featured in Mark Wexler's documentary How to Live Forever, where he discussed his daily lifestyle and his view on mortality."

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