|Born||1948 (age 66–67)
|Awards||Order of Canada
Saskatchewan Order of Merit
Born in Holdfast, Saskatchewan, Thauberger received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 1971 from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters degree in Art in 1972 from California State University, Sacramento. He received a Masters degree in Fine Arts from the University of Montana in 1973.
In 2008, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition for being "a pillar of prairie folk art". In 2012, he was made a member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in recognition for being "an advocate of prairie folk art, a knowledgeable collector and volunteer." He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, the Lieutenant Governor's Saskatchewan Artist Award in 2009 and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
- "David Thaugerger". University of Regina.
- Office of the Governor General of Canada. Order of Canada citation. Queen's Printer for Canada.
- "2012 Recipients of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit".
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