Go See – New York: Richard Diebenkorn at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, through June 25th, 2010

May 31st, 2010

Untitled by Richard Diebenkorn, 1950. All images via Artnet unless otherwise noted.

Currently on view at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, is an exhibition titled “Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Works on Paper 1949-1955″. Organized in cooperation with the Estate of Richard Diebenkorn, this exhibition features thirty-six works on paper  of this well-known American artist, whose early work is associated with Abstract Expressionism.

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Untitled by Richard Diebenkorn, 1949.

Until the present exhibition, these works have only been seen in museum setting, including the 1988-89 show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Serving in the United States Marine Corps from 1943 to 1945 as an aerial topographical draftsman, the artist developed his own version of abstract idiom, reminding the viewer of topgraphic maps that include whimsical anthropomorphic forms.

Untitled by Richard Diebenkorn, 1949 – 1955.

Characterized by calligraphic lines and shifting fields of color, these works reflect both the broad interest in abstraction shared among many artists of the period, and the diverse landscapes in which Diebenkorn lived during these years before enrolling in at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in 1949.

Untitled by Richard Diebenkorn, 1949.

Newspaper by Richard Diebenkorn, 1957.

Richard Diebenkorn was born in 1922 in Portland, Oregon. In 1949, he received his B.A. from Stanford University, and in 1951, his M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico. His works are represented in permanent collections of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.,San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Related Links:
Exhibition’s web-page [Artnet]