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Art historian Julia Friedman discusses the great California artist’s work, including his latest paintings currently on view in the exhibition Wayne Thiebaud: Clowns.
Born in 1920, Wayne Thiebaud is among the world’s most celebrated living artists.
He remains best known for the still lifes of pies, cakes, desserts, candies, and other objects—lusciously painted, brightly colored, perfectly composed, and gently comic—that made his name in 1962, when an exhibition of his work in New York attracted rave reviews and, to his discomfort, led critics to see him as part of Pop Art. He has since become a contemporary master in the genres of landscape and cityscape as well, finding inspiration in the neatly cultivated Sacramento Valley and the vertiginous streets of San Francisco.