Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)
(l-r)Artists Eugene Kingman, Kenneth Callahan, Richard Diebenkorn, and Chen Chi, on the Gila Project, Arizona.
Richard Diebenkorn studied at Stanford University and The University of California. Early
influences include the French Post-Impressionists, Picasso, Matisse, and Bronnard.
Diebenkorn taught at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco from 1947 to 1950,
where he was influenced by members of the New York School including Mark Rothco and
Clifford Still. Throughout his career, Diebenkorn's style was in an almost constant state of
development, culminating in his Ocean Park series beginning in 1975, which are among the
most critically acclaimed abstract works of their time. Diebenkorn's works have been
displayed throughout the United States and Europe, including at the Washington Gallery of
Modern Art, the New York Museum of Modern Art, the 1958 Brussels Worlds Fair, and the
Tate Gallery in London.
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