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    TYRUS is a feature-length documentary film that aired on American Masters and will soon be available on DVD. TYRUS is the first in-depth portrait of the art, life and enduring impact of Tyrus Wong. The film takes the audience on a remarkable journey – from his birthplace of Guangzhou, China in 1910 to the boarding houses of LA’s old Chinatown and the studios of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The film explores his formative years as a young WPA artist and the influence of Sung Dynasty art on his work. Until his passing at the age of 106 in December 2016 Tyrus lived the life of an artist. On the fourth Saturday of each month, he flew his magnificent creations.

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