Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Wayne Thiebaud

The paintings above were done by Wayne Thiebaud (1920 - ). I've never seen one of his paintings in person, but I've been wanting to for a while. Most people know him for the cakes and pies he paints; he uses such thick paint that it actually begins to take on the texture of frosting. I think his landscapes are equally interesting. In case you were wondering, at one point in his life he worked at a cafe called "Mile High and Red Hot." "Mile High" referred to ice cream, and "Red Hot" to hot dogs. I am just guessing, but I assume the cafe influenced quite a few of his paintings. Oh, and I hear that his favorite food is cheese.


spigo said...

ice cream and hot dogs? seems like an odd combination. unless the hot dogs are bright leaf franks. mmm, artificial red coloring.

Windy Lampson said...

I like the red ones! Those are my favorite!

lil_school_gurl_2k8 said...

we are studying him at school so thank you for providing me with the information i need! lol! xx

Willard B. Moore, PhD said...

Thiebaud is like Aaron Copeland, American in his essence, not meant to be chauvinistic statement,just affection and admiration. You might also like Raimonds Staprans, another San Francisco area painter.
You can see his, Thiebaud's and similar work on my blog whee the key words are FOOD IN THE ARTS:
Best regards,
Bill Moore
Carlotte, NC