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Art Newspaper: The changeable Californian

Richard Diebenkorn (1922-93) is the most high-profile member of the San Francisco Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1940s-60s and is considered one of America’s most important Modernist painters. He received wide acclaim in his lifetime, and interest in his art has remained constant in recent decades. Any comprehensive study of Modernism in America must […]

1988 New York (drawings)

Museum of Modern Art, The Drawings of Richard Diebenkorn

1948 San Francisco

California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Paintings by Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné debuts

Collectors, curators and others recently gathered at the Renzo Piano designed Gilbert Hall at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City for the debut of Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné (Yale University Press), the definitive resource of the renowned artist’s unique works, including sketches; drawings; paintings on paper, board, canvas; and sculptural objects. This seminal four-volume 2,000-page reference contains […]

NPR: Matisse and Diebenkorn ‘Meet’ at Last, at the Baltimore Museum of Art

A “conversation” between two major artists — Henri Matisse of France, and Richard Diebenkorn of the U.S. — is taking place on the walls of the Baltimore Museum of Art. The two artists never met, but Matisse influenced Diebenkorn’s work, across decades and continents. Matisse’s great-granddaughter and Diebenkorn’s daughter got to see the exhibition before […]

Boston Globe: Beautiful show celebrates impact of Matisse on Diebenkorn

BALTIMORE — When you love an artist, you tend to love everything by that artist. It’s not that you lose the ability to discriminate between failures and successes. It’s that your feeling for what the artist wanted to do, and for the temperament and the thinking behind those ambitions, becomes so engaged that everything he […]

Esquire: A Good Reason to Visit Baltimore

Richard Diebenkorn first saw Henri Matisse’s 1916 painting Studio, Quai Saint-Michel at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. in 1944, while a Marine stationed in Quantico, Virginia. You were welcome to hang out all day at the Phillips Collection—which Diebenkorn often did. He would stand in front of the painting and take in its lush […]

Baltimore Sun: New BMA exhibit showcases Matisse paintings alongside works of well-known heir Diebenkorn

The studios used by the painter Henri Matisse and one of his most illustrious heirs, Richard Diebenkorn, were separated by not quite half a century and nearly 5,400 miles. Yet the similarities between the artworks depicting these two very different rooms — Matisse’s studio in northwestern France in 1916 and Diebenkorn’s workplace in Berkeley, Calif., […]

The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation and Yale University Press to release Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné

The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation and Yale University Press today announced the October 18, 2016 publication of Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné, the definitive resource on the singular American artist’s unique works, including sketches; drawings; paintings on paper, board, canvas; and sculptural objects. This seminal, magnificently produced four volume, 2,000 page reference contains more than 5,000 […]