Meet the Artist: Wayne Thiebaud

With candied hearts and boxes of chocolates floating around this Valentine’s Day, it seems appropriate to pay tribute to UC Davis Professor Emeritus Wayne Thiebaud, the acclaimed American artist known for his paintings of delectable cakes, pies and other staples of the American diet. Of course, there’s more to his work than inspiring cavity-inducing cravings and this month’s program, featuring Thiebaud in conversation with San Francisco Chronicle art critic Kenneth Baker, will illuminate his inspirations.

Wayne Thiebaud in Conversation with Kenneth Baker

Cakes (1963), by Wayne Thiebaud

"Three Machines" (1963) by Wayne Thiebaud

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