Feb 10, 2015

Wayne Thiebaud (pronounced Tee-Bow) was born in 1920 and is still living today. 

While he was with the Navy, Thiebaud spent time in New York City (on leave) and began painting pastries and other “American” foods -- like pies, ice cream cones, and hot dogs. He was very interested in creating realistic paintings, and he did this by using thick paint in exaggerated colors. When he painted cakes, he applied the paint like a baker would spread frosting. His artwork looks good enough to eat. 

Thiebaud paints from his imagination and from long-ago memories of bakeries and diners. He said, “Cakes, they are glorious, they are like toys.” 


Ryan finished her painting just in time for her "Cupcake Wars" birthday party!

First graders collaborated on their own book of highly-detailed sweets.

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