Wayne Thiebaud(pronounced Tee-Bow) was born in 1920 and became part of the pop art movement.
While in the Navy, Thiebaud spent time in New York City and began painting pastries and other American foods -- pies, ice cream cones, and hot dogs. He used very thick paint in exaggerated colors. When he painted cakes, he applied the paint like a baker would spread frosting. His artwork looks good enough to eat. Thiebaud paints from his imagination and from long-ago memories of bakeries and diners. He said, “Cakes, they are glorious, they are like toys.”