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Wayne Thiebaud/ Wayne Thiebaud

United States 1920

Pop Art

Wayne Thiebaud
Wayne Thiebaud
Male
United States
1920

With his iconic paintings serving as a trademark of American contemporary art, Wayne Thiebaud is a Pop art painter best known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects like pies, lipsticks, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries and hot dogs, although he has painted many landscapes and figures in his time as well. Although Wayne is considered to be a key piece of the Pop art, Thiebaud never truly accepted the concepts of this movement, instead sticking to the original combination of his own and Pop’s ideas, refusing to evolve alongside other representatives of the movement. This painter based his work on making a parody out of commercialism and consumer society, becoming a true craftsman of advertising, cartoons and marketing illustration.

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Wayne Thiebaud – Three machines, 1963

From Disney’s Studios to New York City

Wayne Thiebaud was born to Mormon parents in Mesa, Arizona, U.S.A., during the year of 1920. His family moved to Long Beach, California, when he was just a baby. As little Wayne was growing up, he started developing an enormous affection towards comic strips and illustrations inside them, being more fascinated with the way they are drawn than what was the actual content of the comics. Naturally, he wanted to try creating such images himself. Although Thiebaud showed a gift for drawing, fine art training or even a college education seemed like remote possibilities in the depressed economy of the 1930s. Instead, he was forced to work from an early age and drawing really came as a distant second to that. One summer during his high school years, Wayne apprenticed at the Walt Disney Pictures Studio, making the so-called in-betweeners of Goofy, Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket, earning $14 a week, which was quite an impressive paycheck for a kid back then. This experience will prove to be vital in the long term. Over time, the financial situation started to brighten up, so during the year of 1949, Thiebaud enrolled at San Jose State College. Later on, Wayne transferred to Sacramento State College and earned himself a bachelor’s degree in 1951, followed by a master’s degree in 1952. During the midst of the fifties, Thiebaud moved to New York City with goals of becoming an artist. The Big Apple offered the young painter a chance to befriend the likes of Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline, which actually proved to be a turning point for Wayne since he was heavily influenced by the way those two treated abstraction in their work.

Although Thiebaud was close to many early Abstract Expressionism painters like de Kooning and Kline, this artist never absorbed the true concepts of this movement

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Wayne Thiebaud – Lipstick Row, 1964

Tirelessly Searching an Early Artistic Identity

Besides Kline and de Kooning, Thiebaud was also inspired by the works of Milton Ernest Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Wayne learned a lot in New York City and after it seemed to him there was nothing more the city could offer him, Thiebaud packed his bags and returned to California. He began experimenting with different subject matters and styles, isolating triangles, circles, squares, etc. At one point, he even had an opportunity to open his own gallery space, a chance Wayne jumped right on – the result was the Artists Cooperative gallery, now known as the Artists Contemporary Gallery. Much of the content this gallery displayed came from Thiebaud’s connections with the Big Apple, so naturally the exhibitions were quite an attraction to California art fans that would otherwise not have a chance to see pieces of the New York-based artists. In the year of 1960, he had his first solo show in San Francisco at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and shows in New York City at the Staempfli and Tanager galleries soon followed. This was the first time Thiebaud was under the elite spotlight of the art scene, but little did he know that his career was about to take a huge step forward in less than a year and a half.

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Wayne Thiebaud – Yellow Mickey Mouse Cake, 1998

Wayne Thiebaud and Pop Artworks

In 1962, Thiebaud’s work was included in the historically important and ground-breaking New Painting of Common Objects, along with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. This is considered by many to be the first Pop Art exhibitions in America and the beginning of one of the most impressive modern art movements. Thiebaud was noticed for his still lifes of edible treats and everyday objects in his singular illustrative style. Wayne has been traditionally associated with the Pop art due to his tendency to focus on objects considered to be a part of mass culture. However, since some of his works came to be during the fifties and sixties, these paintings actually predate the works of most pop artists – for that reason, it is often suggested that Thiebaud may have had a crucial influence on the movement instead of simply being a part of it. Technically speaking, Thiebaud relied on heavy pigments and exaggerated colors in order to depict his themes and subjects that were a perfect fit with the early Pop ideas. One of the instantly recognizable giveaways that you are looking at a Wayne Thiebaud painting is the well-defined shadows, characteristic to old advertisements from the fifties and sixties. His paintings of cakes, pies, pastries and toys, characteristically outlined in multiple colors, became an icon of American painting. As was hinted at the beginning, it should be noted that Wayne also painted different fantastic characters, landscapes, streetscapes and cityscapes.

Heavy pigmentation, exaggerated colors and characteristic outline are the best giveaways that you are looking at the true work of Wayne Thiebaud

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Wayne Thiebaud – Sixteen Pies, 1968

An Under the Radar American Legend

When people hear someone mention Pop Art, they immediately get a little voice inside their heads that whispers the name of Andy Warhol. Without getting into the discussion if this is fair or not, we should rather try and explain why this is the case with Thiebaud as well – Wayne refused to identify himself as a Pop artist, instead preferring to be called a traditional painter of illusionistic form. This combined with the fact Thiebaud never wanted to change the world and it’s perception of art ultimately saw this artist take a step back and let other representatives of Pop lead the way. Due to that humbleness and lack of arrogance, Wayne seems to be creating under the radar so to say, but do not be fooled – you are dealing with a real legend of the America’s contemporary art.

The artist is represented by kunzt.gallery in Miami, United States.

Wayne Thiebaud lives and works in Los Angeles, United States.

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YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2016Wayne ThiebaudAllan Stone Projects, New York City, NYSolo
2016Duchamp to PopNorton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CAGroup
2015International PopDallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TXGroup
2015Back To Life - Bay Area Figurative DrawingsCrocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CAGroup
2015Looking Back: 45 YearsJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2015Important Works on PaperJonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2014Project Room: Wayne Thiebaud Figure DrawingsAllan Stone Projects, New York City, NYSolo
2014Wayne Thiebaud: American MemoriesLaguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CASolo
2014Dis-FunctionalAllan Stone Projects, New York City, NYGroup
2014Five West Coast Artists: Bischoff, Diebenkorn, Neri, Park, and ThiebaudYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CTGroup
2013The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York City, NYSolo
2013New VoicesGallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CASolo
2013Fall SelectionsAllan Stone Projects, New York City, NYGroup
2013Circa 1960: Figure and FormNorton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FLGroup
2013Vision/Landscapes from the Permanent CollectionMount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MAGroup
2013The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop ArtAcquavella Galleries, Inc., New York City, NYGroup
2013New VoicesGallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CAGroup
2012Wayne ThiebaudAcquavella Galleries, Inc., New York City, NYSolo
2012Wayne ThiebaudJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA Solo
2012California RealismGreenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
2011Wayne Thiebaud at Museo MorandiIstituzione Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, ItalySolo
2011Artistic San FranciscoFine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CAGroup
2011Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn Jr. CollectionThe Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup
2011The Artist Revealed: A Panorama of Great Artist PortraitsNational Academy Museum, New York City, NYGroup
201110th Annual Independence Day Weekend Silent Art AuctionVered Gallery, East Hampton, NYGroup
2011Hyper Real – Kunst und Amerika um 1970Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, AachenGroup
2011Important ArtworksGeorge Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2011New AcquisitionsLeslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010Wayne Thiebaud: HomecomingCrocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CASolo
2010Wayne ThiebaudGerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NMSolo
2010Wayne Thiebaud: Charcoal Still Lifes 1964-1974Lawrence Markey Inc, San Antonio, TXSolo
2010Wayne Thiebaud: Charcoal Still Lifes 1964-1974Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2010Wayne Thiebaud: Charcoal Still Lifes 1964-1974Paul Thiebaud Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2010Wayne ThiebaudPaul Thiebaud Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2010The Road To HereJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper, Sacramento StateUniversity Library Gallery, Sacramento, CASolo
2010Wayne ThiebaudFaggionato Fine Arts, London, UKSolo
2010Sweet ToothScott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010Hyper RealMuseum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , ViennaGroup
2010The EtchingLeslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010Summer StockTrack 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2010Paintings, Drawings and SculptureJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher CollectionSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010Selected WorksJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010The Road To HereJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009Wayne ThiebaudFaggionato Fine Arts, London, UKSolo
2009Wayne Thiebaud: Confection MemoriesPaul Thiebaud Gallery - San Francisco, San Francisco, CASolo
2009Sweets & TreatsWayne Thiebaud in the Collection of the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CASolo
2009The Passionate Pursuit: Gifts and Promised Works from Donna and Cargill MacMillan, Jr.Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CAGroup
2009Independent Visions: American Paintings, Drawings, and SculptureJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948 - 2008Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CAGroup
2009Summer Pictures: Group exhibition curated by Isaac MizrahiJulie Saul Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2009You See: The Early Years of the UC Davis FacultyPasadena Museum of California Art- PMCA, Pasadena, CAGroup
2009Something FishyNevada Museum of Art NMA, Reno, NVGroup
2009Long Island collectsNassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NYGroup
2009Abstract and Figurative: Highlights of Bay Area PaintingJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2008Wayne Thiebaud: The FigureAllan Stone Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2008Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of PaintingSpringville Museum of Art, Springville, UTSolo
2008Holiday HighlightsJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2008You SeeBakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CAGroup
2008Twenty-Five TreasuresPaul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2008From Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art: Johns, Rauschenberg and the Aesthetic of IndifferenceSonomoa Valley Museum of Art, SonomaGroup
2008Summer in the CityJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2008Seductions: Impressionist and 20th-Century PaintingPalm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CAGroup
2008Here's the Thing: The Single Object Still LifeKatonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NYGroup
2008Small Takes ZeuxisFirst Street Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2007Wayne Thiebaud: Hand Colored Prints and MonotypesPaul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2007Wayne Thiebaud: Recent WorkPaul Thiebaud Gallery, New York, NY Solo
2007Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of PaintingLaguna Art Museum, Laguna BeachSolo
2007Looking for the “There There” California Art from the Collection, 1950–2000The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCGroup
2007De-Natured: Works from the Anderson CollectionSan Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CAGroup
2007Art for Yale: Collecting for a New CenturyYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CTGroup
2007A Legacy of Art: The Ted and Ruth Nash CollectionOakland Museum of California, Oakland, CAGroup
2007California ContextMMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WIGroup
2007Im(press)ionsEdward Cella Art+Architecture, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2007SummerGagosian Gallery , New York City, NYGroup
2007I WANT Candy: The Sweet Stuff in American ArtHudson River Museum, Yonkers, NYGroup
2007Looking Homeward: A Century of American ArtCornell University, Ithaca, NYGroup
2007Yosemite - Art of an American IconOakland Museum of California, Oakland, CAGroup
2007A Culture in the MakingHackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (closed, 2009)Group
2006Picasso to Pop: Aspects of Modern ArtThe Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CTGroup
2006The Food Show - The Hungry EyeCAM - Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, NYGroup
2006Aspects of HumanityCCAS - Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento, Sacramento, CAGroup
2006American MastersLeslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2006Available (A Still Life Show)Monya Rowe, New York City, NYGroup
2006Variations on a Theme - American Prints from Albers to LichtensteinUSC Fisher Museum - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2006Contemporary Master PrintsJerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NCGroup
2006Modern and Contemporary Master PrintsReynolds Gallery, Richmond, VAGroup
2006Selected WorksJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005Wayne ThiebaudJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2005Artists In Residence At Pcc: A Twenty Year RetrospectivePasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CAGroup
2005New Acquisitions: Part II Contemporary ArtLeslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2005Highlights - New AcquisitionsJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005Pop!UMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MIGroup
2005A Window on the West - California Art from the Permanent CollectionWeatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NCGroup
2005Laguna's Hidden Treasures: Art from Private CollectionsLaguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CAGroup
2005Major PrintsJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005Looking Back and Seeing Forward, A 90th Anniversary ExhibitionCharles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA (closed, 2008)Group
2005Out of Site - Selections from the Marsha S. Glazer CollectionArt Museum at U.C. Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CAGroup
2004People, Places, & ThingsPaul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2004PaintingsFaggionato Fine Arts, London, UKSolo
2004Wayne Thiebaud: City/CountryHarwood Museum of Art, University of New Mexico, Taos, NMSolo
2004Picasso to Pop: A Growing Contemporary CollectionPhoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZGroup
2004The First Ten Years - Conversations with the CollectionKemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MOGroup
2004Selected WorksHackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (closed, 2009)Group
2004Printed light - photographic vision and the modern printNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACTGroup
2004Pop ClassicsARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, AarhusGroup
2004Pop! From San Francisco CollectionsSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CAGroup
2004Picasso to ThiebaudCantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CAGroup
2004Cities of Promise - Imaging Urban CaliforniaOrange County Museum of Art, Newport BeachGroup
2003Wayne Thiebaud: Works from 1955 – 2003, Frederick RWeisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, MalibuSolo
2003Pop ArtHilger modern, ViennaGroup
2003The Not-So-Still Life - A Century of California Painting and SculptureSan Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CAGroup
2003Graphic Masters - Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art MuseumHeckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NYGroup
2003Recent AcquisitionsBarbara Mathes Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2003Roads Taken: 20th Century Prints and Drawings from the CollectionThomas H. Bayly Building, Charlottesville, VAGroup
2003Summer Group Invitational Just DessertsJerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NCGroup
2003Bay Area ArtistsHackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (closed, 2009)Group
2003Selected Prints - MODERNISMSan Francisco, CAGroup
2003Tools as Art - The Hechinger CollectionDeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MAGroup
2003Graphic Works from the Lopez CollectionCirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2002RiverscapesPaul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2002Plotting: An Exhibition Of StudiesCarrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2002Eye in the SkyAckland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NCGroup
2001The Icing on the Cake: Selected Prints by Wayne ThiebaudThe Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DCSolo
2001Four DecadesAllan Stone Gallery, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY Solo
2001Pay Attention…I Hope You Learned Your LessonHonolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HIGroup
2001A defining generation. Then and Now. 1961 and 2001The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MAGroup
2001Selected Modern WorksHackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (closed, 2009)Group
2001About ObjectsThe RISD Museum - University of Rhode Island, Providence, RIGroup
2001Pop Impact! From Johns To WarholIndianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, INGroup
2001A Legacy For LearningCantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CAGroup
2000Wayne Thiebaud: Pastels 1960–2000Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2000A Paintings Retrospective, organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoCalifornia Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CASolo
2000The Lighter Side of Bay Area FigurationSan Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CAGroup
2000Picturing San Francisco - 1850-2000The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CAGroup
2000The Lighter Side of Bay Area FigurationKemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MOGroup
1999Simple DelightsCampbell-Thiebaud Gallery, Laguna Beach, CASolo
1999The Permanent Collection - Into the 21st CenturySan Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CAGroup
1999Fruits & Flowers, Skies & PiesAllan Stone Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
1999Selected PrintsMODERNISM, San Francisco, CAGroup
1998Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper Exhibition and WorkshopArmory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FLSolo
1998Works on PaperSpringfield Art Museum, Springfield, MOSolo
1998Art From Around The Bay: Recent AcquisitionsSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CAGroup
1997Wayne ThiebaudAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1997Wayne Thiebaud: Intimate PrintsThe Kempner Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, MOSolo
1997Wayne Thiebaud: LandscapesCampbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1997The Morgan Flagg CollectionThe de Young Museum, San Francisco, CAGroup
1997Etchings of the Twentieth CenturyMargo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (closed, 2012)Group
1997Thirty-five Years at Crown Point PressThe National Gallery of Art, Washington, DCGroup
1996Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CASolo
1996Thiebaud: Original Graphics 1971- 1996Van Stavern Fine Art, Sacramento, CASolo
1995Wayne Thiebaud: Prints 1970-1984A.P.Giannini Gallery, Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA Solo
1995Wayne Thiebaud: Objects of DesireJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1995Wayne Thiebaud: The Physiology of Taste9 New Lithographs, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NYSolo
1994Wayne Thiebaud: Celebrating 33 Years TogetherAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1994California in the 1970s: Bay Area Painting and Sculpture RevisitedFrumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
1993Wayne Thiebaud: Figure DrawingsCampbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1993The Prints of Wayne ThiebaudThe Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, ORSolo
1993Wayne Thiebaud: CityscapesCampbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1992Wayne Thiebaud Still- LifesGraystone, San Francisco, CASolo
1992Selections from the Collection/Wayne Thiebaud PrintsRichard L. Nelson Gallery and the Fine Arts Collection, University of California, CASolo
1992Arte PopMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MadridGroup
1990Wayne Thiebaud: Prints and Hand Coloured EtchingsKarsten Schubert, Ltd., London, UKSolo
1990Wayne Thiebaud: Sketchbook SelectionsRutgers Barclay Gallery, Santa Fe, NMSolo
1990Thiebaud at Seventy: A Retrospective Selection of Paintings, Drawings, Watercolours, and Prints, Including New WorkHearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA Solo
1990Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper 1947-1987Institute for Contemporary Arts, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NVSolo
1989Wayne Thiebaud: Works on PaperMead Art Museum, Amherst, MASolo
1989Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper 1947-1987 Stanford University Museum of Art, Stanford, CASolo
1989Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper 1947-1987Northern Arizona University of Art Gallery, Flagstaff, AZSolo
1989Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper 1947-1987University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CASolo
1989Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper 1947-1987Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OKSolo
1989Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper 1947-1987Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CASolo
1988Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper 1947-1987L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, CASolo
1988Thiebaud: Prints and Works on PaperRutgers Barclay Gallery, Santa Fe, NMSolo
1988Wayne ThiebaudAllan Stone, New York, NYSolo
1988Wayne Thiebaud; Prints and other raritiesCharles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1987Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper from the Collection of the ArtistThe Arts Club of Chicago. Travelled to: Georgia State University Art Gallery, Atlanta, GASolo
1986Cross Sections: Recent Additions to the CollectionSmart Museum of Art, Chicago, ILGroup
1984Accents américainsMusée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QCGroup
1983Wayne Thiebaud: Landscapes and City ViewsCrocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CASolo
1983The Trout Gallery, Emil RWeiss Center for the Arts, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PASolo
1983American Still Life: 1945–1983Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TXGroup
1981Prints and Paintings by Wayne ThiebaudMarsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VASolo
1981Wayne Thiebaud: PaintingsWalker Art Centre, Minneapolis, MNSolo
1981Wayne Thiebaud: PrintsGallery Hiro, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1981Wayne Thiebaud: Recent PaintingsAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NY Solo
1981Thiebaud GraphicsSheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, DCSolo
1981Real, Really Real And Super Real: Directions In Contemporary American Realism Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, INGroup
1980A History of American Art Through PrintmakingMissoula Art Museum MAM, Missoula, MTGroup
1979Wayne Thiebaud: San Francisco PaintingsAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1978Wayne Thiebaud: Works on PaperBoise Gallery of Art, Boise, IDSolo
1978Wayne Thiebaud: Recent WorkSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CASolo
1977Wayne Thiebaud/Strictly PersonalDelphian Gallery, Sheridan, ORSolo
1977Wayne Thiebaud: DrawingsMemorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis, CASolo
1977Wayne Thiebaud: Creations on PaperVisual Arts Gallery, College of Saint Catherine, Saint Paul, MNSolo
1976Wayne Thiebaud: Paintings, Pastels, and PrintsJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1976Wayne Thiebaud: Paintings and DrawingsCharles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1976Wayne ThiebaudArt Gallery, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TXSolo
1976ThiebaudAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1976Wayne ThiebaudVan Staveren Fine Art, Sacramento, CASolo
1976Wayne ThiebaudArt Center College of Design, Pasadena, CASolo
1976Wayne Thiebaud: Paintings and Works on PaperMary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CASolo
1976Wayne ThiebaudSallan Stone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1974Contemporary Still LifeThe Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup
1972Documenta 5Documenta, KasselGroup
1972California PrintsMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
1969Directions 2: Aspects of a New RealismContemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TXGroup
1969Painting And Sculpture TodayIndianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, INGroup
1967Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American PaintingWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup