Hometown boy makes good

June 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

WHEN HE WAS only 26 years old, in the summer of 1948, Richard Diebenkorn had his first solo museum exhibition at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, located not far from the home where he grew up in the city’s Ingleside district. He went on to an internationally successful career and became perhaps the best known and most respected of all California artists.

Now he comes home. “Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years,” at San Francisco’s de Young Museum, chronicles his work from 1953 through 1966 when he lived in Berkeley and moved from the abstraction of the Berkeley series through his great figurative period. Below, take a video walk through the exhibition with the curators.

Richard Diebenkorn’s Berkeley Years: New Perspectives

September 7, 2013

Nancy Boas
Portrait of a Friendship: Richard Diebenkorn, David Park
and Bay Area Figurative Art

Janet Bishop
Painters Looking at Paintings: Henri Matisse, Richard Diebenkorn,
Wayne Thiebaud and Robert Bechtle
Susan Ehrens
Interior Landscapes: Figuration and Abstraction in Post War Photography
Timothy Anglin Burgard
Richard Diebenkorn: Known and Unknown
Kathan Brown
Richard Diebenkorn Working: Video from Crown Point Press

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