Deer on Cliff, by Tyrus Wong, 1960s

Tyrus Wong Deer on Cliff, 1960s

Medium: Gouache on illustration board
Dimensions: 12 3/8 x 15 3/8 in. (31.4 x 39.1 cm)
Credit Line: Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Ed Glendinning

Deer on Cliff reflects Wong's stylistic fusion of Chinese and American aesthetics, encouraged by his Otis Art Institute mentor Stanton Macdonald-Wright. The painting evokes a feeling of movement, influenced by Wong's interest in and work with illustration and film.

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"Deer on Cliff." Now Dig This! Art in Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2016.