Wayne Thiebaud

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Birthday
15, 1920
Birthplace
Mesa, AZ
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1920 (age 98)
Birthplace
Mesa, AZ

About

Pop artist who painted Americana-style, nostalgic objects such as pastries, boots, ice cream cones, toilets, toys, and lipstick.

Before Fame

He worked as an in-betweener at the Walt Disney Studios during one of his high-school summers, during which he handled artistic duties on Goofy, Pinocchio, and Jiminy Cricket. He attended the University of California, Davis, and California State University, Sacramento.

Trivia

He received the National Medal of Arts in 1994.

Family Life

He was born in Mesa, Arizona and raised in Long Beach, California. He had two children with his first wife, Patricia Patterson, and a son named Paul with his second wife, Betty Jean Carr.

Associated With

He was influenced by Franz Kline.