in Mesa, Arizona,Wayne Thiebaud became one of
the most well-known Pop artists in America.
His iconic images of food may have stemmed from
his beginnings as a free- lance cartoonist in
1939. From 1940 to 1941, he wrote showcards
for Sears, Roebuck in Long Beach, California.
While serving in the army from 1942 to 1945,
Thiebaud worked as a cartoonist, creating a
character, Aleck, for the comic strip "Wingtips."
He also painted murals for the officersą club
and the post theater before being assigned to
the first Motion Picture Unit in Culver City,
California. In 1946, while employed as a cartoonist,
he became an advertising artist in Hollywood
for Universal Studios.