Art: Tiger Painter

Fifty-eight years ago in an obscure village of Szechwan Province in southwest China, a modestly well off Chinese couple was blessed with a manchild, hope and pride of every Chinese home. He was given the name of Chang Shan-tse ("Good Fellow"). Five years later the mother, yielding to her small son's plea for playmates, secured for him three vigorous tiger cubs with which the infant not only played, but slept and ate.

Soon Chang was making drawings of their pranks and slithering movements, studying feline anatomy with a keen and youthful eye. Chang's Roman...

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