Wayne Thiebaud (born November 15, 1920) is an American painter and master print maker 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. Thiebauds prints are carefully executed and remain highly sought after.

WAYNE THIEBAUD

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Wayne Thiebaud
City Edge, 1988
Color spit bite aquatint
Image Size: 12 x 9 inches
Paper Size: 19½ x 16 inches
Edition Size: 60

Wayne Thiebaud
Dark Hill River, 2002
Drypoint with direct gravure and spit bite aquatint printed in black and blue
Image Size: 12 x 22¼ inches

Paper Size: 21¼ x 30½ inches
Edition Size: 20

Wayne Thiebaud
Eyeglasses, 1994
Color hard ground etching with drypoint
Image Size: 8½ x 11 inches
Paper Size: 15¾ x 17½ inches
Edition Size: 50