Wayne Thiebaud, Draftsman 

May 18 through September 23, 2018

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, American, born 1920
Shelf of Pies, 1960
Non-Morgan L2018.77.1
Private Collection.
Photography courtesy of The Morgan Library & Museum.
Photography by Graham S Haber 2017.