The Artist


Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences

1:49 2015

Throughout his long career, Richard kept a sketchbook—a “portable studio,” as he called it—to capture his ideas. These books span 50 years and represent the range of styles and subjects he explored, including deeply personal portraits of his wife, studies of the figure, landscape studies and compositions that point to Diebenkorn’s signature blend of figuration and abstraction.

Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed at the Cantor Art Center explores the relationship between his sketchbooks and his paintings and includes loans of early works that Diebenkorn created as a Stanford student.

Richard Diebenkorn: Two Weeks in January, 1986 Crown Point Press

34:48 2013 The artist at work on three etchings in Crown Point Press’s Oakland studio: the large aquatint Green, an unnamed image that was never editioned, and the softground etching, Red Yellow Blue. Features the printers Marcia Bartholme, Hidekatsu Takada, Larry Hamlin, and Renee Bott. A film by Kathan Brown; distributed by Crown Point Press, San Francisco.

From the archives: Artist Richard Diebenkorn CBS Sunday Morning

8:14 1988

In this report for “Sunday Morning,” which originally aired on December 27, 1988, correspondent David Browning visited Diebenkorn’s studio in California’s Sonoma County, to discuss the artist’s “trial and error” approach; and New York’s Museum of Modern Art, where Diebenkorn was being celebrated by a one-man show of his drawings.

Richard Diebenkorn Los Angeles County Museum of Art

23:07 1977 Produced on the occasion of the traveling retrospective exhibition organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Drawings, 1943–1976. Features the artist at the exhibition’s opening in Los Angeles and in his Ocean Park studio with appearances by Irving Blum, Maurice Tuchman, Paul Kantor, William Brice, and Billy Al Bengston. Presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and TVTV Inc; directed by Tom McGuire.