Lecture: Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955
Scott A. Shields, Ph.D., Associate Director and Chief Curator, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
Exhibition curator and catalog author Scott A. Shields focuses on Richard Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity and the art that precedes his shift to figuration. These early pieces evolved rapidly from representational landscape scenes and portraits of military colleagues, to semi-abstract and Surrealist-inspired depictions of topography and the human form, to mature Abstract Expressionist paintings. Many works will be unfamiliar to the public, yet they offer a fuller picture of the Portland-born artist’s precocious achievements and set the stage for what was yet to come.
Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.
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