Our mission is to expand knowledge and foster appreciation of Richard Diebenkorn’s art, and to illuminate crucial artistic developments of the 20th century. The Foundation increases public access to his work and understanding of his legacy and time through support of exhibitions, loan of artworks, research, publications, archival services and digital initiatives. Its collection of prints, drawings, paintings and sculptural objects is an indispensable resource in achieving its charitable purpose.
Education and communication are at the core of Foundation programs. In 2016, the Foundation, in association with Yale University Press, published Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné, the definitive resource of the artist’s all known unique works. A volume that catalogues the artist’s print production is planned. The Foundation maintains diebenkorn.org, which provides unprecedented access to the artist’s monumental output, as well as his archives of photographs, correspondence and other personal documents. The Foundation collaborates with museums on exhibitions and offers research, logistical support and new color photography of nearly every work made by the artist. Its staff also works directly with scholars, historians and students to assist them with appropriate projects.