Oral history interview with Wayne Thiebaud, 2001 May 17-18
Thiebaud, Wayne, 1920-
Larsen, Susan C., 1946-
De Forest, Roy
Wiley, William T.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 71 pages.
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 53 min.
An interview of Wayne Thiebaud conducted 2001 May 17-18, by Susan Larsen, for the Archives of American Art, in New York.
Thiebaud discusses his childhood in Long Beach, California and his evolving interest in art; his long time friendship with sculptor Robert Mallary who encouraged Thiebaud to become a painter; his career as an artist and teacher; and the creations of his paintings of food, objects arranged in display counters and paintings of contemporary people in plain abstracted space. Thiebaud recalls Richard Diebenkorn, William Wiley, and Roy de Forest.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Wayne Thiebaud, 2001 May 17-18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Wayne Thiebaud (1920- ) is a painter and art teacher from Sacramento, California.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001