Richard Diebenkorn (American, Bay Area Figurative Movement, 1922–1993): Recollections of a Visit to Leningrad, 1965. Oil on canvas, 73 x 84 inches (185.4 x 213.4 cm). Private Collection. © The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.
“Although the influence of Cezanne on Diebenkorn’s still-life paintings was constantly filtered through the work of Matisse and Bonnard, the coastal landscapes show how pure some of his debts to this nineteenth-century predessesor could be. (Timothy Anglin Burgard, Steven Nash, Steven A. Nash; “Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966”)
‘… “Berkeley period” yielded many of his best-known works and marked this era as one of the most interesting chapters in postwar American art. The Berkeley period included an abstract phase (1953–1956) and a figurative phase (ca. 1955–1967) that included landscapes, figures, interiors, and still lifes.’ (© Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum)