Richard Diebenkorn

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Birthday
22, 1922
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Mar 30, 1993 (70)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
22, 1922
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Mar 30, 1993 (70)

About

Abstract Expressionist artist who was associated with the Bay Area Figurative Movement during the 1950s and 1960s.

Before Fame

He studied at Stanford University and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was mentored by professor and muralist Victor Arnautoff and Daniel Mendelowitz while at Stanford. Both would have a powerful influence on his art.

Trivia

His "Ocean Park" paintings were influenced by the work of Henri Matisse.

Family Life

His family was residing in Portland, Oregon, when he was born. They moved to San Francisco, California, when he was two.

Associated With

He found inspiration in Edward Hopper's work.