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1922 Born: in Portland, OR

1940 Entered Stanford University, Stanford, CA

1946 California School of Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

1949 BA Stanford University, Stanford, CA

1950 - 1951 MFA University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1987 Awarded by The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

1993 Died: in Berkeley, CA


2011 The Ocean Park Series, Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Fort Worth, TX;traveling to Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

2010 Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Drawings 1949-1955, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)

2010 Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series, The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, April 11, 2010 – September 5, 2010

2009 Influences of Nature on Abstraction, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY

2008 Diebenkorn in New Mexico, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

2007 Diebenkorn in New Mexico: 1950-1952, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (solo)
The Female Form, Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd, London, UK (solo)

2006 Paintings and Drawings on Paper, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Richard Diebenkorn, Pasadena Museum of california Art- PMCA, Pasadena, CA

2004 Richard Diebenkorn: Prints 1948 - 1993, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY (solo)
Picasso to Thiebaud: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collections of Stanford University Alumni and Friends, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, CA (solo)
Richard Diebenkorn Works on Paper: Ocean Park, Clubs and Spades, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

2003 RIchard Diebenkorn, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002 Clubs and Spades, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California Palace Legion of Honors, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Figurative Drawings, Gouaches, and Oil Paintings, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

2000 Early Abstractions, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)

1999 Ocean Park Paintings, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
From Nature to Abstraction, Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)

1998 The Ocean Park Series: A Selection of Original Prints, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)

1997 - 1998 Richard Diebenkorn, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Fransisco, CA (solo)

1996 Figure Drawings, Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York, NY (solo)

1995 Abstractions, Galerie Lawrence Rubin, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

1994 Blue Surround - Evolution of a Print, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA (solo)

1992 Richard Diebenkorn, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

1989 The Drawings of Richard Diebenkorn, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. (solo)

1988 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)

1978 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1976 - 1977 Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (solo)

1967 California Arts Festival. Lytton Center of the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA

1964 Six Americans. Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

1960 - 1961 The Figure in Contemporary American Painting, American Federation of Arts, New York, NY ; Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Mo., Hollins College; Hollins, VA ; State University of New York, Oswego, N.Y.; Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA; Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

1959 Aspects of Representation in Contemporary Art, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, MO
New Imagery in American Painting, Art Center Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

1958 Recent Paintings: Richard Diebenkorn, Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Bay Area Figurative Paintings, Oakland Art Museum.Oakland, CA

1957 Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1955 Three Young Americans, Oberlin, OH

1948 California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA (solo)


2008 Richard Diebenkorn: Ocean Park Monotypes & Drawings. New York: Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, 2008 (catalogue).

2007 Richard Diebenkorn in New Mexico. Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2007 (catalogue). Texts by Gerald Nordland, Mark Lavatelli, and Charles Strong.

2007 Richard Diebenkorn: The Female Form. London, England: Thomas Gibson Fine Art, 2007 (catalogue)

2006 Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Drawings on Paper. Milan, Italy: Galleria Lawrence Rubin, 2006 (catalogue)

2004 Starr Figura. Richard Diebenkorn: Prints 1948-1993. New York, NY: Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, 2004 (catalogue)

1999 Stephen Nash. Richard Diebenkorn: From Nature to Abstraction. San Francisco, CA: Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, 1999 (catalogue)


(May 19, 2010)—Richard Diebenkorn in Context: 1949-52
New York Times
(June 25, 2010)—Art in Review: Richard Diebenkorn In Context: 1949-1952
Berkeley Alumni Magazine
(Winter 2009)—Making Pictures: Berkeley and the Bay Area art revolution
(September 2010)—Richard Diebenkorn: Greenberg Van Doren and Leslie Feely Fine Art
Art in America
(March 29, 2011)—Bella Pacifica