wayne thiebaud thirteen books
Thiebaud is well known for his paintings of production line objects found in diners and cafeterias, such as pies and pastries. As a young man in Long Beach, he worked at a cafe named Mile High and Red Hot, where “Mile High” was ice cream and “Red Hot” was a hot dog. 
In addition to pastries, Thiebaud has painted characters such as Mickey Mouse as well as landscapes, streetscapes, and cityscapes, which were influenced by the work of Richard Diebenkorn.  His paintings such as Sunset Streets (1985) and Flatland River (1997) are noted for their hyper realism, and have been compared to Edward Hopper’s work, another artist who was fascinated with mundane scenes from everyday American life. 
- Publish Date: October 20, 2015
- Format: Hardcover
- Category: Art – Individual Artists – Monographs
- Publisher: Rizzoli
- Trim Size: 9-7/8 x 11-3/4
- Pages: 360
- US Price: $150.00
- CDN Price: $150.00
- ISBN: 978-0-8478-4616-0
“[Wayne Thiebaud] is required reading for those who have a healthy appetite for provocative art.”
The writing in “Delicious” is untroubled and straightforward, which is, apparently, like the man and the life it describes. There is no struggle in it at all. The story goes steadily from subject to verb, rung to rung, up the ladder of life and good fortune. “Wayne grew up in the American West,” we learn. “His mother, Alice, was a wonderful cook and baker.” His Uncle Jess was a cartoonist. When he was a kid, he wanted to be a cartoonist too, and he did become one for a while.
The story of Wayne Thiebaud’s steady march to art stardom is not, however, all icing. The author of “Delicious,” Susan Goldman Rubin, who has also written books for young readers on Andy Warhol, Margaret Bourke-White and Edgar Degas, dives under the surface to examine Thiebaud’s pictures and his thoughts.
WAYNE THIEBAUD: So that day, I was transferred into the headquarters squadron and- and we went to- I went to work on that. And from there, I went into special services. Gave up the whole idea of- of the other, and stayed in the Army with that, almost ’til the end of the…
WAYNE THIEBAUD: Yes.