Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wayne Thiebaud, Draftsman

I am extremely excited about this new exhibit at The Morgan Library and Museum. I first found out about Wayne Thiebaud visiting Christie's and seeing his tie rack painting. I just fell in love with the wonderful color, and had to look his work up online.

When I found his other works, I really fell in love with this artist. So when I saw The Morgan Library was having a exhibition in May, I was tickled pink! I cannot wait to view his work! Mr. Thiebaud is 97 years young, and hails from Mesa, AZ. How lucky are we that we are able to enjoy his most wonderful artwork!! 

Nine Jelly Apples, 1964, watercolor and graphite. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of George Hopper Fitch, B.A. 1932. Photography by Tony De Camillo, © Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Wayne Thiebaud, Draftsman at The Morgan Library and Museum 

Best known for his luscious paintings of pies and ice-cream cones, California artist Wayne Thiebaud (born 1920) has been an avid and prolific draftsman since he began his career as an illustrator and cartoonist. Featuring subjects that range from deli counters and isolated figures to dramatic views of San Francisco’s plunging streets, Thiebaud’s drawings invariably endow the most banal, everyday scenes with a sense of poetry and nostalgia. The show is the first to explore the full range of the artist's works on paper, from quick sketches to pastels, watercolors, and charcoal drawings.

Wayne Thiebaud, Draftsman is made possible with lead funding from Acquavella Galleries, generous support from Gail A. Gilbert, Allan Stone Projects, and Agnes Gund, and assistance from The Meckler Foundation, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, Nancy Schwartz, and the Charles E. Pierce, Jr. Fund for Exhibitions.

Wayne Thiebaud, Draftsman 
The Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, NY 10016
May 18 through September 23, 2018

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