I quite enjoyed the Wayne Thiebaud: Paintings and Drawings show which I went to go see at SFMOMA the other day with a group of my coworker pals. Here are a few of the things I liked best. Another Friday I'll tell you about his other adjacent Artist's Choice show.
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Wayne Thiebaud (painter) American, born 1920 Cakes, 1963 oil on canvas overall: 152.4 x 182.9 cm (60 x 72 in.) framed: 154 x 185.4 x 1.2 cm (60 5/8 x 73 x 1/2 in.) Gift in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art from the Collectors Committee, the 50th Anniversary Gift Commit
One of my favourite contemporary painters is the Californian artist Wayne Thiebaud (born 1920). He came to prominence in the 1960’s on the back of the of the Pop Art movement, though he himself does not consider himself a Pop Artist. His painting does not critique American culture so much as celebrate it, and his brushwork is more individual and expressive than the flat, mechanized style favored by Pop artists such as Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist. Thiebaud is best known for his iconic…
A scan from the California Artists Cookbook (Abbeville Press 1982). The book was produced by Chotsie Blank and Ann Seymour for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. This Wayne Thiebaud painting was contributed courtesy Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco. My review of the book is here.