WAYNE THIEBAUD, AMERICAN PAINTER – Stylized realism, depicting everyday objects and scenes.

When paintings reflect the continuity and visual connections between past and present.

Our journey into California creativity, today brings us to Mesa (on the border with Arizona), to learn about art through paintings. Located in the named Maricopa County, it is a city filled with museums and hiking opportunities (do not forget its delicious food and drink). You will have easy access to the area’s most popular natural attractions (such as Apache Trail, Salt and Verde Rivers). If you haven’t already discovered the food, don’t forget the entertainment at Barleens Dinner Show, a smoke-free, family entertainment where you can pick from 13 different live variety shows (the meal is something special, a small price to pay for a whole lotta fun!).

From 1939 to 1949, he worked as a cartoonist and an illustrator, known for his thickly painted American still lifes of such items. He was born into a November day, 1920, in Mesa (Arizona). Growing, WAYNE THIEBAUD become painter and printmaker. He grew up in a home in California and studied commercial art at Long Beach. In Los Angeles, he worked in the animation department at Walt Disney Studios. The perspective of his San Francisco cityscapes was inclined upward, to read almost like a flat arrangement of form. Creatively growing, he turned to landscapes, pushing them toward abstraction by using unusual points of view. For him, a conscious decision to include selective bits of personal experiences gives the painting more of a multi-dimension.

In 1972, he settled in San Francisco, adding paintings of the landscape and city views to his subject. Looking at his paintings, you too can see that his landscapes become representations plunging at breathtaking angles into or across space. His paintings of consumer goods, portraits of friends and landscapes they are richly depict to call attention to form. WAYNE THIEBAUD is incorrectly associated with Pop art, because of his many images of banal objects. He taught art at the University of California, also becoming active in theatre design work. In 1985, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art organized a retrospective of his work. As he say, art means something very rare, an extraordinary achievement. If you wish admire his 1963′ “Three Machines”, need to enter De Young Museum in San Francisco.

His depictions of everyday items in American life reflect a turn toward representational painting. By the late 1940s, he came under the influence of the Abstract Expressionists. By the ’50s, WAYNE THIEBAUD was employing the thick gestural brushstroke painting the everyday life, such as boys on the beach or cosmetics, in bright colours and strong light. Until now, he lives and works in Sacramento (California). Always, he feel artist needs the best studio instruction, together the toughest criticism in order to tune up his sensibilities. His works are in permanent collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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