Wayne Thiebaud


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 were almost always included in his work.

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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.

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United States


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Wayne Thiebaud, Morton Wayne Thiebaud, Wayne Morton Thiebaud

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