This exhibition focuses on the life and work of Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong – a celebrated painter, muralist, kite maker, lithographer, Hollywood sketch artist, calligrapher, ceramicist, and Disney Legend. At age 102, Wong is still a practicing artist today.
This retrospective features more than 150 works including paintings, sculptures, works on paper, painted scarves, kites, and more. Although he never met Walt Disney, it was the ethereal beauty of Wong’s Eastern influenced paintings that caught Walt’s eye and became the inspiration for the animated feature Bambi, which changed the way animation art was presented, and continues to be an inspiration to contemporary artists.
"My father, Tyrus Wong is having a retrospective exhibition at the Walt Disney Family Museum. It includes over 150 pieces of which 32 are his handmade kites. – Best, Kim Wong"