Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Around the Cake
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    born 1920
    born: Mesa, Arizona, United States ; active: United States
  • Around the Cake, 1962
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 55.9 x 71.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 22 x 28 in
    Frame Dimensions: 23 1/2 x 29 5/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Ralph T. Coe in memory of Helen F. Spencer
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, N3
  • 1982.0144
Label Text

Whole cake, with strawberry on top in center of composition, encircled by eight pieces of cake on plates. Whole cake makes use of heavy impasto. Colors are mainly white, off-white, and blues.