Wayne Thiebaud was born on November 15, 1920 in Mesa, Arizona.
Thiebaud went to art school at Sacramento State College where he earned a Master’s Degree in 1952.
Thiebaud was part of the following art movement: Pop Art
Thiebaud’s most famous works are series of paintings of cakes and pies especially Cakes painted in 1963.
Three interesting facts about Thiebaud:
1. He apprenticed at Walt Disney Studios while still in high school.
2. As a young man in Long Beach, he worked at a cafe named Mile High and Red Hot, where “Mile High” was ice cream and “Red Hot” was a hot dog.
3. His favorite poet is William Carlos Williams.
Thiebaud lives in San Francisco, California.
Quote: “Art is not delivered like the morning paper; it has to be stolen from Mount Olympus. If you stare at an object, as you do when you paint, there is no point at which you stop learning things from it.”