Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong



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Water to Paper, Paint to Sky is the first comprehensive retrospective of America's oldest living artist Tyrus Wong, whose groundbreaking work on Walt Disney's classic animation film Bambi influenced a generation of leading animators, including John Lasseter, Pete Docter, and Don Hahn. Tyrus Wong's ability to evoke powerful feeling in his art with simple gestural compositions continues to inspire each new generation of artists, and his influence can still be seen in movies today.

"Tyrus Wong's sophistication of expression was a gigantic leap forward for the medium. Where other films were literalÂ… Bambi was expressive and emotional. Tyrus painted feelings, not objects." -- John Lasseter, Academy-Award winning director

Born in 1910 in Canton, China, Tyrus Wong immigrated as a young boy to the United States, where he has enjoyed a long, distinguished, and diverse artistic career as a prolific painter, illustrator, calligrapher, lithographer, muralist, designer, Hollywood sketch artist, ceramicist, and kitemaker. Tyrus is legendary for his innovative work on Walt Disney Studio's classic animation film Bambi, in which his singular vision and evocative, impressionistic concept art caught the eye of Walt Disney himself and influenced the movie's overall visual style.


Tyrus Wong
John Canemaker

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket



Publishing Information

San Francisco
Walt Disney Family Foundation Press

Physical Description

9.75 inches
12.25 inches
156 pages
color and black & white illustrations

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