Wayne Thiebaud is a world-renowned American artist, famous for his brightly coloured still-lifes of desserts and his cityscapes of San Francisco as well as portraits and landscapes. His work is featured in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian American Museum, and many other institutions. He is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and a professor emeritus at University of California, Davis, and he was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2010. He lives in Sacramento.
"Delicious Metropolis pairs painter Wayne Thiebaud's iconic
confections with cityscapes in similar shades; in his eyes,
Sacramento, California's pink skies and blue hills look sweet
enough to eat." --Martha Stewart Living
"What a clever idea it is to take Wayne Thiebaud's most notable bodies of work--desserts and cityscapes--and place them in a book side by side to illustrate similarities between them.... Delightful." --California Homes Magazine