University Galleries

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Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Galleries

Wayne Thiebaud / By Hand: Works on Paper from 1965 - 2015

Woodcut of yo-yos

18 September  - 11 December 2015

All galleries will be closed from Thursday 11/26 - Friday 11/27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Gallery Talks:

Thursday, 29 October, 5:00pm: Bill Kelly, Founder of Brighton Press

Thursday, 12 November, 5:00pm: Erin Sullivan Maynes, Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints

One of the pre-eminent artists in the world today, Wayne Thiebaud has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the National Medal of Arts and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Design.  Thiebaud’s best known works—featuring realistic depictions of commonplace subjects like toys, confections and commercial products—can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as other major institutions throughout the world.  Remarkably, the artist has never had a solo exhibition in San Diego, until now.  University Galleries is proud to present approximately 50 works by this renowned painter, printmaker, and draftsman who will turn 95 this fall.  The images in this exhibition, primarily prints, span the breadth of his career, from his early landscapes and figure studies, to his “Pop” studies of commodities, to his recent studies of Northern California waterways.  Almost all of the prints include later additions in pencil, pastel, or watercolor by Thiebaud’s own hand, making this a unique opportunity for studying the artist’s working method and witnessing his restless curiosity about composition, color, and form. 

Image: Wayne Thiebaud, Yo-Yos, 1964, woodcut, Laguna Art Museum Collection, Promised Gift of Wayne and Betty Jean Thiebaud © Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY: