Friday, June 21, 2019

Tyrus Wong’s Christ Painting

Chinese Digest
May 1, 1936
Christ Picture
Considered a most outstanding artistic and spiritual contribution, a life size picture of the Chinese conception of the Lord, Jesus Christ, was unveiled Easter Sunday at the Chinese Congregational Church in Los Angeles.

The picture, an oil painting, is the work of Tyrus Wong, honor student of the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles, and hailed by eminent art critics of the southland as an original impression of Christ.

Since the painting, showing the benevolent Christ floating on spiritual clouds, has been done, several art organizations have requested it for exhibition. The Congregational Church feels fortunate in obtaining this work of Mr. Wong’s

Mr. Lum Young, member of the church board of trustees, made the philanthropic gesture in donating one hundred dollars towards the art materials for the painting.

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Tyrus Wong in The Architect and Engineer
Tyrus Wong at the Art Institute of Chicago

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