Richard Diebenkorn: A Retrospective

The quintessential book on the beloved California artist reveals new scholarly research and firsthand reflections by fellow artists and friends and relatives.

A fresh and new overview of this treasured West Coast artist, with hundreds of his paintings, drawings, and prints covering five decades of his illustrious career. The book surveys the extraordinary achievements of Diebenkorn, who successfully explored both abstract and figurative painting. Produced in a slipcase box, this is the ultimate source for art enthusiasts, from his early work of the mid-1940s to his Berkeley and Ocean Park series. The book includes not only his iconic paintings of the California landscape and interior figures but also many of his less-well-known and rarely published works.

Art historian Sasha Nicholas discusses Diebenkorn's place in postwar American painting and his independence from the art-world trends. Steven Nash conducts an interview with close friend Wayne Thiebaud, giving an artist's point of view. The two artists shared the inspiration of California and experimented with perspective to capture their surroundings.

About The Author

Sasha Nicholas is an independent curator and art historian specializing in American art. Steven A. Nash is president of the board of directors of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation. Wayne Thiebaud is a painter best known for his still lifes and landscapes who made his career on the West Coast. Tony Berlant is an artist living in Southern California. Kathan Brown is founder of the Crown Point Press in San Francisco. Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant is the daughter of Richard Diebenkorn and lives in the Bay Area. William Luers is a retired American career diplomat and museum executive.

  • Publish Date: September 10, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Individual Artists - Monographs
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-7/8 x 11-3/4
  • Pages: 384
  • US Price: $150.00
  • CDN Price: $200.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6621-2

Author Bookshelf: Sasha Nicholas

Author Bookshelf: Wayne Thiebaud