Wayne Thiebaud : Memories and Delights

October 24, 2001-January 4, 2002
Exhibited in the Archives’ New York Research Center

The Archives of American Art celebrates the art and the career of Wayne Thiebaud as we delight in in his engaging and thoughtful work. Thiebaud's strongly illuminated forms possess a dignity that transcends their familiar origins. His memorable paintings of cakes and pies, display counters, shoes and ties, Sacramento Delta marshes and vertiginous San Francisco streets offer an open-minded and egalitarian view of American life.

Thiebaud’s art came to national attention in 1962 with his one-person show at the Allan Stone Gallery in New York City and his participation in the “New Realists” exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery during the same New York season. In that memorable year, when Pop Art burst upon the American cultural scene, Thiebaud’s more painterly images of food and other familiar objects found an audience that has grown with each passing decade.

To learn more, see the collection description: Wayne Thiebaud papers, 1944–2001

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Wayne Thiebaud : Memories and Delights

Café Flowers, Caged Condiments, Cupcakes Java and Sinkers and Other Food

Café Flowers, Caged Condiments, Cupcakes Java and Sinkers and Other Food, ca. 1995

Creator: Wayne Thiebaud

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Four San Francisco Street Scenes

Four San Francisco Street Scenes, ca. 1980

Creator: Wayne Thiebaud

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Tule Fog and Haze

Tule Fog and Haze, ca. 1995

Creator: Wayne Thiebaud

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Hot Cakes, Banana Splits, Deer Heads

Hot Cakes, Banana Splits, Deer Heads, ca. 1990

Creator: Wayne Thiebaud

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Wayne Thiebaud : Memories and Delights

Tie Racks, Cosmetic Displays, Woman Playing Ball

Tie Racks, Cosmetic Displays, Woman Playing Ball, ca. 1990

Creator: Wayne Thiebaud

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Dancers, Woman in Bakery, Woman with Books

Dancers, Woman in Bakery, Woman with Books, ca. 1985

Creator: Wayne Thiebaud

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Reclining Nude, Woman Reading, San Francisco Streets, Hat Rack, Deli Counter

Reclining Nude, Woman Reading, San Francisco Streets, Hat Rack, Deli Counter, ca. 1988

Creator: Wayne Thiebaud

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Wayne Thiebaud : Memories and Delights

Figure Sketches (Including James Joyce)

Figure Sketches (Including James Joyce), ca. 1990

Creator: Wayne Thiebaud

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Wayne Thiebaud : Memories and Delights

San Francisco Street Scene, Women's Shoes, Figure Studies

San Francisco Street Scene, Women's Shoes, Figure Studies, ca. 1990

Creator: Wayne Thiebaud

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Four Flags, Farm Pool Series, Hats and Cakes

Four Flags, Farm Pool Series, Hats and Cakes, ca. 1995

Creator: Wayne Thiebaud

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Wayne Thiebaud : Memories and Delights

Louis Rhead

Louis Rhead, ca. 1890

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