Wayne Thiebaud

born 1920

Wayne Thiebaud, ‘Chocolate Cake’ 1971
Chocolate Cake 1971
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Wayne Thiebaud (born November 15, 1920) is an American painter widely 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 uses heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects, and the well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included in his work.

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Tate Etc. issue 30: Spring 2014

Online edition of Tate's magazine featuring Richard Deacon, Henri Matisse, Richard Hamilton and more, published 15 January 2014

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