Bird, Circa 1971
Ink on paper
7 x 8.25” (image)
Gift of the artist
Image courtesy of the Richard L. Nelson Gallery and Fine Arts Collection
Wayne Thiebaud is a professor emeritus in fine art at UC Davis and one of America’s most renowned painters. Since the early 1960s, he has shaped a personal artistic vision that embraces different subjects and stylistic variations. Best known for his still life compositions of bakery goods and delicatessen counters with their distinctive brand of nostalgic Americana, he also has specialized in large-scale portraits, studies of Northern California landscape, and cityscapes featuring San Francisco’s nearly-vertical streets and sidewalks. He is a recipient of the UC Davis Prize for Teaching and Scholarly Achievement and the UC Davis Medal.