Richard Diebenkorn

October 09, 1998 - January 19, 1999

The colorful and complex paintings of Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) are featured in the most complete retrospective to date of the artist's work. Celebrating Diebenkorn's love of painting and highlighting the artist's central role in artmaking over the past forty years, the survey includes both rarely shown early works and later works painted after the artist's 1988 return to Northern California. It also presents many of the works for which Diebenkorn is best known, including abstract works from the Berkeley and Ocean Park eras and those associated with Bay Area Figurative Art.

Additional support for the organization of the exhibition was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, an anonymous donor, and the National Committee of the Whitney Museum.

Richard Diebenkorn, portrait of woman drinking coffee

Richard Diebenkorn, Coffee, 1959; collection SFMOMA, fractional gift of Barbara and Gerson Bakar, photo: Ben Blackwell