He worked briefly in the animation department of Walt Disney Studios, where a principal animator drew the first and last frames in a strip and Thiebaud drew the middle frames. He was fired after six months for his pro-union activities.
RIP wayne thiebaud, his renderings of san francisco cityscapes always had such an effect on me pic.twitter.com/PbEMn66O62— Auld Sang Lyne (@ElSangito) December 26, 2021
It’s on display at SFMOMA and it blew my mind the first time I saw it in person. pic.twitter.com/0e5e3B3c4o— Laura J. Nelson 🦅 (@laura_nelson) December 27, 2021
Wayne Thiebaud wrapped up a helluva life today, at 101. And he painted every darn day right up until the end. pic.twitter.com/RNqWJxopBS— wendy macnaughton (@wendymac) December 26, 2021