Crocker Art Museum

Sacramento, California

(916) 264-5423



California State University Sacramento 50th Anniversary Exhibition

October 10 - December 7, 1997


Wayne Thiebaud

Sardines, 1982-90

watercolor over etching, 11 3/4 x 9 inches

Approximately twenty paintings, drawings, and sculptures by California State University Sacramento alumni from the museum's permanent collection will be showcased in an exhibition honoring the University's 50th anniversary October 10, through December 7, 1997. Among the artists whose works will be featured are Suzanne Adan, Julia Couzens, Fred Dalkey, Harry Fonseca, Arthur Gonzalez, Gregory Kondos, Jerald Silva, Michael Stevens, Wayne Thiebaud, and Peter VandenBerge.

The exhibition testifies to the variety and stature of talented artists who have studied at CSUS from the University's early years to the present day. Wayne Thiebaud has earned international acclaim for his still life, portrait, and cityscape paintings. Although ostensibly realistic, the subjects of his earlier compositions are shown under intense light, with brightly-hued shadows and sumptuously applied paint. In contrast, in his later paintings of San Francisco scenes, such as Street and Shadow, 1982-3, 1996, Thiebaud exaggerates the city's steep hills and heightens colors to create visually stimulating compositions.


Wayne Thiebaud

Street and Shadow, 1982-3, 1996

oil on canvas

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