Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings

To celebrate the 100th birthday of Sacramento’s most renowned artist, the Crocker Art Museum presents Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings. Best known for his tantalizing paintings of cakes and pies, Thiebaud has long been affiliated with Pop art, though his body of work is far more expansive. This exhibition represents the artist’s achievements in all media, with pieces drawn from both the Crocker’s holdings and from the collection of the Thiebaud family—many of which, until now, have never been shown publicly. For the Crocker, the show also continues a tradition of hosting a Thiebaud exhibition each decade, beginning with the artist’s first solo show in 1951, Influences on a Young Painter—Wayne Thiebaud. In 2020, we celebrate the life and career of an artist whose work is beloved not only in California, but internationally.

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  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Man on Table. 1978.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Salt Shaker. 1979.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Untitled (Banana Split). circa 1980.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Virginia Landscape. 1981.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Untitled (Page of Sketches with Candied Apples and Watermelon Slices). early 1980s.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Auburn Hills. 1984.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Police Car. 1984.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Untitled (Six Soda Pops). circa 1985.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Sliced Circle. 1986.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Untitled (Page of Sketches with Portraits of Clement Greenberg and Candied Apples). 1986.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Tennis Player (Paul). 1987.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Untitled (Portrait of Matt Bult). 1987.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Violin. 1987.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Heavy Traffic. 1988.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Untitled (Study for Office Still Life). 1988.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Self-Portrait (4 Hour Study). 1989.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Butterfly and Flower. 1990.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Untitled (Row of Glasses). 1992.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Central City. 1992.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Food Bowls. 1992/2000/2005.

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