Richard Diebenkorn Exhibitions

Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed

Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed

  • Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Calif., 9 September 2015 - 22 August 2016
Organized by the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Curated by Connie Wolf with Alison Gass

Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed celebrated the Cantor Arts Center's acquisition of 29 sketchbooks kept by Diebenkorn throughout his career. The sketchbooks previously had not been studied and were on view to the public for the first time. The exhibition also included early paintings and drawings from his years as a student at Stanford University.

"Throughout his long career, seminal California artist Richard Diebenkorn (Stanford BA '49) always kept a sketchbook—a 'portable studio,' as he called it—to capture his ideas. The books contain 1,045 drawings that span the artist's career and represent the range of styles and subjects he explored—both gestural renderings of mundane, everyday items and powerful vignettes of intimate family moments." —The Sketchbooks of Richard Diebenkorn from Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University (, 2015)

"...a deeply personal glimpse into the life and work of Bay Area artist Richard Diebenkorn." —Hyperallergic (, November 13, 2015)
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