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.
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Five Aquantints with Drypoint

1978

Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art

Price upon request

TOUCHED RED

1991

Greg Kucera Gallery

$70,000 - $100,000

BLUE

1984

Greg Kucera Gallery

$70,000 - $100,000

High Green, Version II

1992

Leslie Feely

Price upon request

Blue Club

1981

G. W. Einstein Company, Inc.

$5,500 - $12,000

Scrabbling

1985

Gemini G.E.L.

$5,500 - $12,000

#13 from 41 Etchings Drypoints

1965

Jim Kempner Fine Art

$2,200 - $5,500

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

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