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Portland Art Museum: Opening June 16—Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955. Featuring 100 paintings and drawings from the collection of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, the exhibition opens June 16 and will be on view through September 23, 2018. Beginnings traces the Portland-born artist’s evolution from representational landscape, to Surrealist-inspired work, to his Abstract Expressionist […]

Art Newspaper: A friendly scene—the landscapes of Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn

“We had wonderful conversations,” recalls the painter Wayne Thiebaud, aged 97, of his friend and fellow artist Richard Diebenkorn. Proof of that can be seen in a photograph of the two men laughing together, taken in 1991, two years before Diebenkorn’s death at age 71. “I miss him a great deal,” Thiebaud says, more than […]

Artists of the New York School

Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, 14 January–19 March 2017

Matisse and American Art

Montclair Art Museum, NJ, 5 February–18 June 2017


Jointly organized by the Baltimore Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Baltimore Museum of Art, 23 October 2016–29 January 2017
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 11 March–29 May 2017

California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn | Wayne Thiebaud

Acquavella Galleries, 18 E. 79th Street, New York, NY, February 1 – March 16, 2018

IFAR Journal: My Father, Richard Diebenkorn

Editor’s Note (excerpted): On May 24, 2017, IFAR hosted a sold-out IFAR Evening in New York entitled “Matisse/Diebenkorn—Influences and Affinities.” The speakers were noted curator, art historian, and IFAR Art Council member, John Elderfield; and Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, the daughter of famed California artist Richard Diebenkorn. Timed to coincide with a major exhibition, “Matisse/Diebenkorn,” co-organized […]

Sacramento Bee: Never before seen Diebenkorn works at the Crocker

Blockbuster museum shows attract cheek-by-jowl crowds of viewers who leave breathless with shopping bags full of mugs, playing cards, notepads and pencils imprinted with the exhibition’s greatest hits. But it is the small show of deep scholarship that can add a meaningful new paragraph to art history and that will have lasting impact. “Richard Diebenkorn: […]

Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955, produced by the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum. Portland, OR: Pomegranate Communications, Inc. 2017.