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Richard Diebenkorn

 (1922 - 1993)
Richard Diebenkorn was active/lived in California, Oregon.  Richard Diebenkorn is known for Bay-Area figurative and abstract expressionist painting.

Richard Diebenkorn

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Born in Portland, Oregon, Richard Diebenkorn became a key figure in the Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland) figurative and abstract school of painting.

When he was two, his family moved to San Francisco. His grandmother encouraged Diebenkorn's early art talent, and he remembered often drawing locomotives on shirt cardboards as a child. He was also intrigued with medieval heraldry and the French Bayeux Tapestries. Late in life, he reminisced about the tapestries: "The main events are central and in flanking panels above and below, … dead men and coats of arms; dialogues paralleling one another, horizontally." (C.Horsley).

In 1940 he entered Stanford Universi  ...  Displaying 750 of 29911 characters.

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About  Richard Diebenkorn

Born:  1922 - Portland, Oregon
Died:   1993 - Berkeley, California
Known for:  Bay-Area figurative and abstract expressionist painting