Richard Diebenkorn

Paintings

Richard Diebenkorn

Paintings

Nationality: American

Biography:
Richard Diebenkorn matriculated into Stanford University in 1940 where he was mentored by professors Victor Arnautoff and Daniel Mendelowitz, and with influences from Willem de Kooning, he developed his interpretation of abstract expressionism. After a stint in the Marine Corp during WWII, Diebenkorn went on to teach at the California School of Fine Arts in 1947. He then earned a MFA from the University of New Mexico in 1951, and subsequently taught briefly at the University of Illinois before visiting New York in 1953, a revolutionary moment in his career. As the birth place of abstract expressionism, New York was highly influential to Diebenkorn’s style, and his work was forever changed after the summer of 1953. After his stay in New York, Diebenkorn returned to Berkeley where he converted to object specific figurativism; however, Diebenkorn did not completely abandon his former art form. Diebenkorn fused the figurativism of Henri Matisse with his former experience as an abstract painter in the Bay Area Figurative Movement. However, in 1967 after accepting a teaching position at UCLA, Diebenkorn returned to abstract expressionism, but with distinctive, immense, and rich geometrical forms, which resulted in his famous Ocean Park series that took eighteen years to develop and comprised over 130 paintings. Diebenkorn's work was exhibited widely in New York City. In 1956 it was displayed at the Poindexter Gallery, in 1971 at the Marlborough Gallery, and by 1977 his worked was exhibited almost annually via his partnership with M. Knoedller & Company. In 1976, Diebenkorn's work toured Washington, DC, New York City, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Oakland through a retrospective that was organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.


 

Richard Diebenkorn Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
RICHARD DIEBENKORN (American, 1922-1993) Green, 1986 Etching with aquatint and drypoint printed in colors 44 x 35.5 i
RICHARD DIEBENKORN (American, 1922-1993)Green, 1986Etching with aquatint and drypoint printed in colors44 x 35.5 i...
Lot 72055
Auction 5043
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
$262,900.00
RICHARD DIEBENKORN (American, 1922-1993) Blue with Red, 1987 Woodcut in colors 33-3/4 x 23 inches (85.7 x 58.4 cm) si
RICHARD DIEBENKORN (American, 1922-1993)Blue with Red, 1987Woodcut in colors33-3/4 x 23 inches (85.7 x 58.4 cm) si...
Lot 72198
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
$37,500.00
RICHARD DIEBENKORN (American, 1922-1993) Red-Yellow-Blue, 1986 Etching, aquatint and drypoint in colors 16 x 29-7/8 i
RICHARD DIEBENKORN (American, 1922-1993)Red-Yellow-Blue, 1986Etching, aquatint and drypoint in colors16 x 29-7/8 i...
Lot 72197
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
$35,000.00
Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) Blue with Red, 1987 Woodblock in colors on Echizen Kozo Mashi paper 33-1/2 x 23 inches
Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)Blue with Red, 1987Woodblock in colors on Echizen Kozo Mashi paper33-1/2 x 23 inches...
Lot 77039
Auction 5289
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
$27,500.00
RICHARD DIEBENKORN (American, 1922-1993) Two Way II, 1982 Etching and aquatint in colors 23-7/8 x 15 inches (60.6 x 3
RICHARD DIEBENKORN (American, 1922-1993)Two Way II, 1982Etching and aquatint in colors23-7/8 x 15 inches (60.6 x 3...
Lot 70057
Auction 5215
Saturday, May 30, 2015
$16,250.00

View prices realized on more items like this

PLEASE NOTE: All prices realized reflect the final hammer price PLUS the buyer's premium in auctions that charge a buyer's premium. Each item has a notation at the top of the listing indicating whether that lot included a buyer's premium. All information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, but errors are possible. Please use this guide carefully and inform us of any inaccuracies.



Art Values

How do you know what's valuable?

Our Art Value Guide provides free information about how to value your Richard Diebenkorn artwork.


Get a FREE auction evaluation

Our experts will evaluate your Richard Diebenkorn artwork for auction or private treaty sale.


Want More Richard Diebenkorn?

Be the first to know when more items from this artist are available by adding it your wantlist.


Interested in selling or consigning?

Learn more about selling or consigning your Richard Diebenkorn artwork with Heritage Auctions.


Other artists with this Nationality