Inspirations is the theme for this year’s show. Forty-two student
artists have composed an original composition that is in the
style of or inspired by a work of art that is either on view in
the Crocker’s permanent collection, from the digital galleries,
or on view in one of the temporary exhibitions.
Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920–) is a Californian painter who is best
known for his iconic still lifes of all-American foods and
products, such as cakes, pies, sandwiches, cosmetics, and toys.
He is also celebrated for his vertiginous San Francisco
cityscapes and his richly hued views of Northern California.
Known for his plain-spoken style and self-deprecating sense of
humor, Thiebaud links himself to the long tradition of painting
from observation and speaks in defense of painting to audiences