National Medal of Arts

UC Davis Honorees


Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud, Professor Emeritus of Art, is recognized for his depictions of American culture, city and landscapes through the bold use of color, space and light. His work has been displayed in prominent art museums across the United States. Thiebaud, a National Medal of Arts laureate, was elected in 1986. He is an academician of the National Academy of Design and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.