The Artist


Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955

Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland, April 26–July 10, 2019

Organized by the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum | Curated by Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum

This exhibition and its accompanying catalogue aim to present a comprehensive view of Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity, focusing solely on the paintings and drawings that precede his 1955 shift to figuration at age 33. Included in the exhibition are paintings and drawings primarily from the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, many of which have not before been publicly exhibited. Together these 78 drawings and 22 paintings offer a full picture of the young artist’s achievements.


Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, October 8, 2017–January 7, 2018
David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, February 1–May 20, 2018
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, June 16–September 23, 2018
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, January 12–March 31, 2019
Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland, April 26–July 10, 2019