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Transcript of Wayne Thiebaud(Revised)
By: Julia Rowen, Vicki Guo, and Kelly Sokolowski
Wayne is best known for his hue filled artwork that depicts commonplace objects such as, ice cream, pies, lipstick etc. This is also known as Pop Art.
When he was a young man, he worked in Long Beach at a cafe called
Mile High and Red Hot
. "Mile High" represented ice cream and "Red Hot" represented hot dogs.
He uses heavy pigment to depict his subjects, and the well-defined shadow's characteristics of advertisements are almost always included in his work.
Pigment is a dry coloring matter that is to be mixed with water, oil, or aother base to produce paint and similar products.
He graduated from Sacramento State College(or currently known as California State University, Sacramento), with a master's degree in 1951. Wayne Thiebaud then began his art career by teaching at multiple colleges in California and influenced many art students.
He is associated with the Pop Art Movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture. His works, during the fifties and sixties, slightly predate the works of the classical pop artists. This suggested that Thiebaud may had an influence on the Pop Art movement. His art was included in the "New Painting of Common Objects,"which was one of the first Pop Art exhibitions in America.
He was hired to work by Walt Disney Studio in the animationepartment even though he was only sixteen.
On October 14 1994, Wayne won the National Medal of Arts, given to him from President Clinton. He also won Lifetime Achievement Award for Art from the American Academy of Design in 2001.
In addition to pastries, Wayne Thiebaud painted characters like Micky Mouse. He also painted distorted and deeply shadowed urban landscapes that were inspired by the painter, Richard Diebenkorn. An example would be his painting,
He was born in Mesa, Arizona on November 15, 1920 and was the child of Mormon parents. His family moved to Long Beach, California when he was six months old.
He retired at age 7o, but still continued to paint in his 90th year. Even after he retired, the decades of mentoring younger artists had a major influence in American art.
Thiebaud served as an artist in the First Motion Picture Unit of the United States Army Air Force from 1942-1945.
Like Thiebaud, there were many other pop artists. Some other pop artists were Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein. Pop Art emerged in the 1950's and became popular in the 1960's. The visual art was of popular culture and aspects of mass culture such as advertising, comic books, and mundane cultural objects. Even though they were all pop artists, they were not all the same. For example, Oldenburg made common products out of odd materials while Lichtenstein' s main inspiration were comics.
To find out more about the artist and pop art, go to the following links:
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