Wayne Thiebaud turns 96 years young today, so it’s a perfect time to take a look at five of his beautiful cake paintings. The American painter is most known for his very colorful paintings of ordinary objects with an emphasis on tasty desserts. Thiebaud is loosely affiliated with the pop art movement because of his interest in objects from everyday life (such as cakes.) His early works created during the fifties and sixties were slightly before the works of the classic pop artists such as Andy Warhol. Check out my recent pop crypto art minimal portraits of The Beatles and Weezer.
I feel a strong connection to his color palette. Thiebaud is certainly not afraid of color as many painters seem to be. I do not paint cakes, however, perhaps the waiter is serving up cake in my painting Waiter. Also, I’m guessing there are cakes somewhere in Carnival. Here are five cake paintings by Mr. Thiebaud that caught my eye. Make sure to also check out his paintings of lipsticks, paint cans, ice cream cones, hot dogs, and pastries.