Dec. 26-Wayne Thiebaud, an influential Sacramento art teacher and internationally recognized artist who was best known for his richly textured, brightly colored paintings of ordinary objects and enticing California landscapes, has died.What did Wayne Thiebaud paint?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Artist Wayne Thiebaud, whose luscious, colorful paintings of cakes and San Francisco cityscapes combined sensuousness, nostalgia and a hint of melancholy, has died. He was 101.What did the New York Times say about Thiebaud?
In 2004, a New York Times writer praised his “wry vision of modern consumerism” and said, “No one did more to reanimate the tired old genre of still life painting in the last half century than did Mr. Thiebaud with his paintings of industrially regimented food products.”How old was Thiebaud when he died?
His death was confirmed in a statement Sunday by his gallery, Acquavella, which didn’t say where or when Thiebaud died. “Even at 101 years old, he still spent most days in the studio, driven by, as he described with his characteristic humility, ‘this almost neurotic fixation of trying to learn to paint,’” the gallery’s statement said.