Wayne Thiebaud


Wayne Thiebaud


Also known as Thiebaud, Morton Wayne

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Mesa (Maricopa county, Arizona, United States)

A pioneer of the pop culture art movement, Wayne Thiebaud is renowned for his works in pop art realism. Thiebaud's art is recognized in his use of bold colors and strong shadows to enhance the hyper realism of his works. In 1962, Thiebold received national recognition in the launch of Pop Art. Although he was credited for hyper-realism, he publicly proclaimed his work as illusionary. Wayne Thiebaud was born November 15, 1920 and grew up in Southern California. He started creating his artwork in the mid-fifties, long before the birth of Pop Art. As a teenager, he is credited with his apprenticeship at Walt Disney Studios. Thiebaud began college at San Jose State University in 1949; however he later transferred and graduated with a Masters Degree from California State University in 1952. Since his first showing and rise in popularity, Thiebaud paintings have sold as high as 1.7 million dollars. In 2007, Wayne Thiebaud was honored at the National Academy of Design. In his acceptance speech he stated, "I have no idea what art is, but to be a painter- is something in which you have to prove." Today, Wayne Thiebaud resides in Sacramento, California. His home is a modest house with colorful flowers blooming in the backyard. Long-time area locals know him by name, and always receive his signature greeting, a friendly "howdy." He is rarely seen without a sketch book under arm and on particularly nice days, you will find him on the edge of the Sacramento River with his easel.


Wayne Thiebaud Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920) Silver Landscape (Study #1), 1971 Pencil on paper 11-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches (29.2 x 44.5 cm) (s
Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920)Silver Landscape (Study #1), 1971Pencil on paper11-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches (29.2 x 44.5 cm) (s...
Lot 69220
Auction 5258
Monday, May 2, 2016
Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920) Cosmetic Counter, 1991 Color monotype 8-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches (22.2 x 29.8 cm) Signed and dat
Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920)Cosmetic Counter, 1991Color monotype8-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches (22.2 x 29.8 cm)Signed and dat...
Lot 69006
Auction 5262
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
WAYNE THIEBAUD (American, b. 1920) Toy Counter (from the Seven Still-Lifes and a Rabbit series), 1970/1971 Screenp
WAYNE THIEBAUD (American, b. 1920)Toy Counter (from the Seven Still-Lifes and a Rabbit series), 1970/1971Screenp...
Lot 72215
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
WAYNE THIEBAUD (American, b. 1920) Glassed Candy (from the Presidential Portfolio), 1980 Lithograph in colors 29-
WAYNE THIEBAUD (American, b. 1920)Glassed Candy (from the Presidential Portfolio), 1980Lithograph in colors29-...
Lot 70217
Auction 5197
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920) Cherry Cakes, from Recent Etchings II, 1979 Etching and aquatint in colors on Somerset pa
Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920)Cherry Cakes, from Recent Etchings II, 1979Etching and aquatint in colors on Somerset pa...
Lot 77195
Auction 5289
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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