Tyrus Wong

1910 - 2016

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Tyrus Wong (October 25, 1910 – December 30, 2016) was a Chinese-born American artist. He was a painter, animator, calligrapher, muralist, ceramicist, lithographer and kite maker, as well as a set designer and storyboard artist. One of the most-influential and celebrated Asian-American artists of the 20th century, Wong was also a film production illustrator, who worked for Disney and Warner Bros. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tyrus Wong has received more than 1,108,540 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Tyrus Wong is the 105th most popular artist (down from 84th in 2019), the 1,038th most popular biography from China (down from 910th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Chinese Artist.

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Among artists, Tyrus Wong ranks 105 out of 125Before him are Art Babbitt, Alex Grey, Joseph Smit, William Wallace Denslow, Borka Pavićević, and Peter Sellars. After him are Bill Reid, Al Hirschfeld, Larry Rivers, Tania Bruguera, Kim Jung Gi, and Shepard Fairey.

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Among people born in 1910, Tyrus Wong ranks 386Before him are Govan Mbeki, Lucille Ricksen, Ferenc Erdei, Vittorio Tamagnini, Mallikarjun Mansur, and Harry Carney. After him are Emily Hood Westacott, Vere Bird, Tarab Abdul Hadi, Elizabeth Allan, Aldo Montano, and Grațian Sepi. Among people deceased in 2016, Tyrus Wong ranks 531Before him are Johnny Rebel, Wiesław Rudkowski, Engelbert Kraus, Elizaveta Glinka, Pat Conroy, and Eddie Keizan. After him are Klaus Siebert, Zyta Gilowska, Sammy Lee, Balram Jakhar, Vanity, and Toimi Pitkänen.

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In China

Among people born in China, Tyrus Wong ranks 1,038 out of 1,610Before him are Sun Wen (1973), Lou Ye (1965), Chen Guangcheng (1971), Xu Rongmao (1950), Changpeng Zhao (1977), and Jing Haipeng (1966). After him are Sun Zhengcai (1963), Shan Sa (1972), Liu Boming (1966), Han Geng (1984), Zhang Jike (1988), and Sun Li (1982).

Among ARTISTS In China

Among artists born in China, Tyrus Wong ranks 4Before him are Ai Weiwei (1957), Hu Zhengyan (1584), and Wang Xianzhi (344).