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Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955 opens October 8, 2017 at the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

Exhibition: Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955 Venue: Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA Dates: October 8, 2017—January 7, 2018 The Crocker Art Museum will present Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955, from October 8, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Organized by the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in conjunction with the Crocker, this traveling exhibition is the first to solely examine the work […]

Artforum: Matisse/Diebenkorn

It is no wonder that Richard Diebenkorn is known as a “painter’s painter.” His devotion to the medium is evidenced not only in his lush handling of paint but in his constant experimentation and his refusal to be constrained. By moving fluidly between abstraction and representation, as many prewar modernists had, Diebenkorn undermined the hard […]

Art Newspaper: The “one-way love affair” between Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn

When he was a 21-year-old student at Stanford University, Richard Diebenkorn had the rare opportunity to visit one of the greatest private collections of European Modernism. He was taken by his teacher, Daniel Mendelowitz, to nearby Palo Alto, where Sarah Stein and her husband Michael had amassed in their home more than 100 works by […]

Art Libraries Society of North America: Richard Diebenkorn, The Catalogue Raisonné

The catalogue raisonné is in crisis: litigation has led many artists’ foundations to avoid authentication altogether, and there has been a trend to move the catalogue raisonné from print to online. This remarkable Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) catalogue raisonné reverses this trajectory: it started because unauthenticated Ocean Park drawings began to surface from 1994; and is […]

The New Criterion: Matisse & Diebenkorn at the Baltimore Museum of Art

“Matisse/Diebenkorn,” the current exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, frames the American painter Richard Diebenkorn as a stylistic descendant of Henri Matisse. The show’s comparison between the two is not a new one—viewers familiar with both Matisse and Diebenkorn have long been struck by their shared mastery of color structure and line. They were […]

Art News: Striking Up a Conversation: The Baltimore Museum of Art Unites Matisse and Diebenkorn in a Glorious Exhibition

Though many critics and curators rate Richard Diebenkorn highly, the public still seems less familiar with his art than they should be. Expect this to change with “Matisse/Diebenkorn,” currently at the Baltimore Museum of Art and traveling to SFMOMA in March. It’s a glorious show featuring almost 60 well-selected paintings and works on paper by […]

Washington Post: Diebenkorn/Matisse exhibition documents a one-way love affair

Baltimore — The Baltimore Museum of Art has had extraordinary success with its large and appealing exhibition “Matisse Diebenkorn,” which closes Jan. 29. It has extended museum hours to accommodate the crowds, the largest of any ticketed show it has presented in the past decade, and the exhibition has attracted attention and visitors from far […]

CBS Sunday Morning: Side by Side, Matisse and Diebenkorn

How do works by two painters from two different eras compare when we see them side by side? A new exhibition is answering that question. The show features works by Henri Matisse, the French Post-Impressionist Master, and Richard Diebenkorn, the influential but less-well-known American modernist, together for the first time. Rita Braver takes a look. […]

The New York Review of Books: Cool, Sublime, Idealistic Diebenkorn

Matisse/Diebenkorn an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, October 23, 2016–January 29, 2017; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, March 11–May 29, 2017 Catalog of the exhibition by edited by Janet Bishop and Katherine Rothkopf Baltimore Museum of Art/San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/DelMonico/Prestel, 183 pp., $49.95 Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné […]