Saturday, December 16, 2017

Richard Diebenkorn

As was mentioned in yesterday's blogpost we visited the Crocker Museum of Art in Sacramento on Sunday December 3rd.  I was especially happy that we would see the Richard Diebenkorn exhibit entitled "Beginnings, 1942-1955".

Richard Diebenkorn was an American painter. His early work is associated with abstract expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. His later work were instrumental to his achievement of worldwide acclaim. Wikipedia
Born:  April 22, 1922 , Portland Oregon
Died: March 30, 1993, Berkeley Calfornia
Movement: Bay Area Figurative Movement, abstract expressionism, Color Field painting, lyrical abstraction
Influenced by: Henri Matisse, Willem de Kooning, Edward Hopper, David Park, Clyfford Still, Ashile Gorky  
In the late 1960's Richard Diebenkorn taught painting classes at UCLA.  While still an undergraduate Pictorial Arts major I was fortunate to have taken a painting class with him. He remains to this day one of my favorite American artists.

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