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Oral history interview with Richard Diebenkorn, 1985 May 1-1987 December 15

view Oral history interview with Richard Diebenkorn, 1985 May 1-1987 December 15 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C., 1946-
Subject:
Bischoff, Elmer Nelson
Jonson, Raymond
Loran, Erle
Mendelowitz, Daniel Marcus
Park, David
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 153 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 10 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 16 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 43 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Richard Diebenkorn conducted 1985 May 1-1987 December 15, by Susan Larsen, for the Archives of American Art.
Diebenkorn speaks of his family background and early life; his education and his service in the Marine Corps; his introduction to modernism; his early abstract work; the formation of the Bay Area figurative school and the relationship between art in New York and in the Bay Area; teaching; critical and public reaction to his work; important exhibitions of his work; vacillating between the figurative and the abstract in his painting; his working methods. He recalls Daniel Mendelowitz, Erle Loran, Raymond Jonson, David Park, and Elmer Bischoff.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Richard Diebenkorn, 1985 May 1-1987 December 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) was a painter from California.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others. [Another interview of Diebenkorn was donated by Larsen, 1977].
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Interviews
Painters
Painting
Painting, Abstract
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11813
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216520
AAA_collcode_dieben85
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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