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In 1955 Richard Diebenkorn was 33 years old and working out of a two-story brick building on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, California. The landlord had converted the second floor into artist studios, and Diebenkorn rented a space alongside his friends Paul Wonner and Theophilus “Bill” Brown. Tired of working out of his railroad apartment— an […]

From Russia with Love

In the fall of 1964 Richard and Phyllis Diebenkorn participated in a cultural tour of the USSR. In the midst of the Cold War, President Kennedy and Premier Kruschev established an exchange program as an attempt at diplomacy, inviting artists and writers to travel throughout each country, visiting schools and engaging with hand-picked Soviet individuals. […]

LA Times Review: Richard Diebenkorn show at Pepperdine zeroes in on experimental early years

The exhibition “Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955” does a good job busting up a pretty entrenched assumption. A standard timeline of the artist, one of California’s most important painters, has him launching headlong into Abstract Expressionist waters (when he lived in New Mexico), pulling back to representational landscapes and figures in interiors (in the Bay Area), […]

The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation debuts new and special video on Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955

In a new video made exclusively for the new and expanding diebenkorn.org, Michael Zakian, director of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, in Malibu, CA, reflects on Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955 now on view through March 2019. The presentation is special and noteworthy, as it is the only Southern California venue for […]

From the Basement

A quarterly feature of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation Archives that highlights moments in Diebenkorn’s life and at times contextualizes them amongst crucial artistic and global developments of the 20th century. Coming to diebenkorn.org this spring.

1978 Venice

United States Pavilion, 38th Venice Biennale, From Nature to Art, from Art to Nature

1977 Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Private Images: Photographs by Painters

1972 Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago, Seventieth American Exhibition

1971 London

Hayward Gallery, 11 Los Angeles Artists