Wayne Thiebaud

American artist

Wayne Thiebaud (born November 15, 1920) is an American painter. He is best known for his paintings showing food and household items in many forms. He is 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 has been married twice and had four children, including Twinka Thiebaud (born 1945) and Paul Thiebaud (1960–2010).[1]


  1. Baker, Kenneth (June 30, 2010). "Paul Thiebaud, art dealer son of painter, dies". SFGate. Retrieved May 24, 2019.