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Wayne Thiebaud
1920–2021

Introduction

Morton Wayne Thiebaud ( TEE-boh; November 15, 1920 – December 25, 2021) was an American painter known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects—pies, lipsticks, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries, and hot dogs—as well as for his landscapes and figure paintings. Thiebaud is associated with the pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture, although his early works, executed during the fifties and sixties, slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists. Thiebaud used heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects, and the well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included in his work.

Wikidata identifier

Q698275

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Introduction

California-based painter whose landscapes, figure studies, and pictures of ordinary items including hot dogs, deli counters, and cakes, are often considered a West Coast variant of the Pop Art movement. He was also a teacher of art for most of his career.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, graphic artist, painter, teacher

ULAN identifier

500010185

Names

Wayne Thiebaud, Morton Wayne Thiebaud, Wayne Morton Thiebaud

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Information from the Getty Research Institute's Union List of Artist Names ® (ULAN), made available under the ODC Attribution License. Accessed April 12, 2024.