Monday, November 28, 2011

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud is a living American painter who was born on November 15, 1920. He was born in Arizona. His family moved to California soon after his birth.

I chose him for our November artist because he is associated with Pop Art and we study this art period this year. His pies and desserts only represent a part of his work, but those are what most of us remember first.

During the summer months while he was in high school, he worked for Walt Disney Pictures at Walt Disney Studio. He made $14 a week. He worked as a cartoonist for several years, even while he was in the Army Air Force during WWII.

He graduated from college and began working as an art professor. He has taught students in college ever since. I guess his art work just makes me feel good and sometimes makes me feel hungry. Take a look at some of his art work of objects found in cafeterias and diners, such as pies, cupcakes and pastries. Do they make you feel good?

Below is a link to a video on YouTube about Wayne Thiebaud.
If you are interested in learning more about him, just highlight it and open link.

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