Art dealer Paul Thiebaud, who handled the creative output of his father, the celebrated California painter Wayne Thiebaud, passed away from cancer June 19.
Thiebaud, who was 49, ran galleries in New York and San Francisco's North Beach. He also represented lesser known artists and hosted special exhibitions, including the annual "25 Tresaures" based on his own connoisseurship.
After earning a degree from UC Davis, Thiebaud worked as an art handler and research assistant at Christie's in New York. In 1990 he opened the Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery with Charles Campbell whom he bought out of the partnership in 2001. His heirs will now run the gallery business.
He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Betty Jean; wife, Karen; two daughters; and four siblings.