Wayne Thiebaud

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Wayne Thiebaud (November 15, 1920 – December 25, 2021) was an American painter. He was best known for his paintings showing food and household items in many forms. He was said to be part of the pop art movement although his paintings predate the beginning of the movement. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton in 1994.

Thiebaud was born in Mesa, Arizona to Mormon parents. His family moved to Long Beach, California when he was six months old. He married twice and had four children, including Twinka Thiebaud (born 1945) and Paul Thiebaud (1960–2010).[1]

Thiebaud died on December 25, 2021 at his home in Sacramento, California at the age of 101.[2][3]

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  1. Baker, Kenneth (June 30, 2010). "Paul Thiebaud, art dealer son of painter, dies". SFGate. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  2. Kimmelman, Michael (2021-12-26). "Wayne Thiebaud, Playful Painter of the Everyday, Dies at 101". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-12-26.
  3. "Wayne Thiebaud American Proto-Pop Painter Dies Age 101". Artlyst. 25 December 2022. Retrieved 26 December 2021.