Richard Diebenkorn

American , 1922 - 1993

Born in Portland, Oregon in 1922, Richard Diebenkorn was fascinated by medieval heraldry and Bayeux Tapestries as a child. While attending Stanford University, he became fond of the work of Edward Hopper. He joined the Marines and continued his studies at the University of California at Berkeley.

Diebenkorn and his wife made frequent visits to the Phillips Collection in Washington, where he absorbed the works of Ryder, Bonnard and Matisse, among others. During the 1940s he went to New York where he became familiar with a number of artists and even took an interest in jazz. While attending the California School of Fine Arts, Diebenkorn became acquainted with David Park. During the 1950’s he traveled to Albuquerque and was greatly influenced by the works of Arshile Gorky.

In 1966 he began teaching at the University of California at Los Angeles and soon after, he became famous for his “Ocean Park” paintings that reflected the colors and atmosphere of Santa Monica where he worked. In his prints, he shifted between color field abstraction and figurative imagery. He produced just over one hundred prints in his lifetime.
Artworks
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BLUE

1984

Greg Kucera Gallery, Inc.

$70,000 - $100,000

#13 from 41 Etchings Drypoints

1965

Jim Kempner Fine Art

$2,200 - $5,500

Blue

1984

William Shearburn Gallery

$70,000 - $100,000

Mask

1982

Senior & Shopmaker Gallery

$5,500 - $12,000

Touched Red

1991

Senior & Shopmaker Gallery

$35,000 - $70,000

Domino II

1990

Mary Ryan Gallery, Inc.

Price upon request

Tri-Color II

1981

Leanne Hull Fine Art, LLC

Price upon request

Folsom Street Variations III

1986

Leanne Hull Fine Art, LLC

Price upon request

Seated Nude

1965

Susan Sheehan Gallery

$5,500 - $12,000

Seated Woman with Hands Crossed

1965

Susan Sheehan Gallery

$12,000 - $35,000

TOUCHED RED

1991

Greg Kucera Gallery, Inc.

Price upon request

Untitled #7

1993

Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl

$2,200 - $5,500

Untitled #3

1993

Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl

$2,200 - $5,500