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The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist

Book - 2019 | First edition.
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"An inspiring picture-book biography of animator Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American immigrant responsible for bringing Disney's Bambi to life. Before he became an artist named Tyrus Wong, he was a boy named Wong Geng Yeo. He traveled across a vast ocean from China to America with only a suitcase and a few papers. Not papers for drawing--which he loved to do--but immigration papers to start a new life. Once in America, Tyrus seized every opportunity to make art, eventually enrolling at an art institute in Los Angeles. Working as a janitor at night, his mop twirled like a paintbrush in his hands. Eventually, he was given the opportunity of a lifetime--and using sparse brushstrokes and soft watercolors, Tyrus created the iconic backgrounds of Bambi."
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781524771874
Branch Call Number: J 700.92 LEUNG
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 29 cm


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The story of how Tyrus Wong immigrated to America from China and became an animator on the Disney movie Bambi.

An excellent picture book biography about Chinese immigrant and artist Tyrus Wong, and the extraordinary steps he took to make it in America. Illustrations echo the soft, sparse backgrounds Wong created for Disney's Bambi.

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