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CSULB Art History lecturer Dr. Julia Friedman on Wayne Thiebaud’s 100th Birthday

Published November 19, 2020

CSULB Art History lecturer Dr. Julia Friedman has been involved in many celebrations of artist Wayne Thiebaud and his recent 100th birthday. She has written an article for the New Criterion entitled "Past continuous" which speaks on Thiebaud’s centennial and a painting he just finished, cheekily titled One-hundred-year-old Clown. This essay was a continuation of other essays based on this series of Clown paintings Thiebaud has been painting for the past five years, based on his memories of a circus he saw that rolled through Long Beach in the early 1930s. Dr. Friedman also contributed an essay to the catalog that accompanies the exhibition Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings on view now through January 3, 2021 at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Dr. Friedman will also be participating in an online panel discussion entitled Three Takes on Thiebaud along with painter and Professor Hearne Pardee, and the artist’s daughter, model, and writer Twinka Thiebaud. This Zoom event is hosted by the Crocker Art Museum and will be at 2pm on Saturday, December 5.

Wayne Thiebaud: Clowns, an exhibition on the Clown Series of artworks (including One-hundred-year-old Clown) will be on view at the Laguna Art Museum from December 6, 2020 through April 4, 2021.

Congratulations Dr. Friedman! Happy 100th birthday Mr. Thiebaud!