"Hill River"

Publisher: Crown Point Press

About Wayne Thiebaud

Best known for his paintings of cakes, pies, pastries, and toys, Wayne Thiebaud hadn’t planned on becoming a visual artist. He apprenticed as a cartoonist at Walt Disney studios and intended to work as a commercial illustrator, but his friend Robert Mallary turned him towards a career in fine art. Thiebaud was friendly with Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning, but avoided their Abstract Expressionism in favor of a figural style. Though Thiebaud is most often grouped with the Pop art movement for his subject matter, the artist considers himself “just an old fashioned painter,” and “not a card carrying Pop artist.” He remains best known for his still lifes of confections—sometimes painted from his own memories—which he considers interpretations of “Americanness.” In his works, objects and their shadows are characteristically outlined in multiple colors, creating a visual effect Thiebaud calls akin to vibration.

American, b. 1920, Mesa, Arizona, based in San Francisco, California

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Four New Etchings by Wayne Thiebaud, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
2016
I Can See For Miles, Allan Stone Projects, New York
2016
Inaugural Exhibitions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2015
International Pop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Four New Etchings by Wayne Thiebaud, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
2016
Wayne Thiebaud: Four New Etchings, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
2015
Wayne Thiebaud: Eight New Etchings, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
2014
Wayne Thiebaud- Online Exhibition, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York
2013
Wayne Thiebaud: Memory Mountains, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
End of Summer Show, Scott White Contemporary Art, Online exhibition
2016
I Can See For Miles, Allan Stone Projects, New York
2016
Summer Choices: A Group Exhibition, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
2016
Inaugural Exhibitions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Scratches, Spit and Vinegar, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
2015
International Pop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
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