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 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.
Thank you to the following Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings exhibition sponsors and the many other supporters whose generous contributions made this exhibition possible: Title sponsor Marcy Friedman; presenting sponsor Hughey Phillips, LLP; signature sponsor Joyce and Jim Teel; and exhibition sponsors Ted and Melza Barr; Steven and Pam Eggert; Sylvia Fitzgerald, ISA AM; Melinda and Clement Kong; Linda M. Lawrence; Mary Lou Stone; Julie and Michael Teel; Wayne Thiebaud Foundation; Western Health Advantage; and Pamela Heid Zaiss and Conrad Zaiss.