Painting of eleven fish and lemon halves assembled in a circular fashion, with tails pointing to the center and heads on the outside. The fish heads have lemon halves placed near them, with the sectional cut side of lemon facing outwards of the circle. Fish are painted in red, orange white and black colors with blue shadows and bright yellow lemons with white and pale yellow flesh. Background is painted light gray.

Fish Circle

Wayne Thiebaud


  • Titles Fish Circle (Proper)
  • Artist Wayne Thiebaud, American, born 1920
  • Medium oil on canvas
  • Dimensions 16 1/4 × 20 in. (41.3 × 50.8 cm) frame: 18 7/16 × 22 5/16 × 2 1/8 in. (46.8 × 56.7 × 5.4 cm)
  • Credit Line Museum purchase with funds from National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the Birmingham Art Association in memory of Joseph and Virginia Simpson, 1978.53
  • Work Type painting
  • Classification Paintings