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Sacramento's most famous artist.

Last weekend I went to the "New Crocker Art Museum". The new addition is absolutely astonishing. Wow, to have a world class museum like this in Sacramento is really special. The reason I went Sunday was because it was the last day of the extensive Wayne Thiebold exhibit. Wayne is Sacramento's most famous artist/painter and I am crazy about his work. His work is known around the world and he is recognized as one of the masters of the pop art world. Actually his work pre-dates pop art. A lot of his subject matter is food: Pies, cakes, ice cream cones. He also does some pretty amazing landscapes, especially of the Sacrametno Delta. The thing about his work is first of all it's accesible, second, it's really colorful, and lastly it is full of humour and humanity. This guy is a treasure. He has seen it all. Worked for Disney, for Madison Avenue, went to school and graduated Sac State and UC Davis. Taught at these schools as well. In 1994 he was presented with the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton. He still paints all the time. He is 90 years old! When asked "What do you think defines an artist?"..his answer was "An artist creates his own world". Unfortunatly Wayne Thiebold's exhibit has moved on, but the Crocker still has several of his works that are there year round. It's worth checking out some of America's finest modern art. In fact, the whole Crocker Art Museum experience, regardless of who's work is on display, is worth the time. A great rainy day activity.

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11/30/2010 11:22AM
Sacramento's most famous artist.
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06/24/2011 7:35PM
J'aime vraiment votre article. J'ai essaye de trouver de nombreux en ligne et trouver le v?tre pour être la meilleure de toutes. Mon francais n'est pas tres bon, je suis de l'Allemagne. Mon blog: regroupement de credit ou Rachat de credit
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