A masterful painter and draughtsman, Wayne Thiebaud has also been an active printmaker for seven decades. His earliest print dates to 1948. Since then, the artist has created limited-edition aquatints, woodcuts, etchings, lithographs, screenprints, and monotypes.
Thiebaud’s distinctive blend of precision, contour, and imagination is evident in his printing practice—from the early, small-scale black and white etchings of the 1960s to the complex and colorful woodcuts of the 1980s and beyond.
To truly understand the depth and breadth of Thiebaud’s vast artistic output is to recognize the significant aspect printmaking has played in his oeuvre.