One of the giants of American art, Wayne Thiebaud was at first unappreciated because of the everyday subject matter of his paintings. His tasty hot dogs, delectable cakes, dizzy streets, and sleepy deltas have since become icons of twentieth century art. Now young readers have the chance to explore the development of a fascinating artist while delighting in the very child-friendly art that has made him so acclaimed. With her deft touch, critically-acclaimed non-fiction author Susan Rubin tells the story of the man behind the masterpieces.
Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of several successful art books, including The Yellow House: Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side and Degas and the Dance: The Painter and the Petits Rats Perfecting Their Art. She lives in Southern California, where she writes and teaches writing.