Oral history interview with Richard Diebenkorn

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.dieben85
Creators:
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993
Larsen, Susan C.
Dates:
1985 May 1-1987 December 15
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
153 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Richard Diebenkorn conducted 1985 May 1-1987 December 15, by Susan Larsen, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) was a painter from California.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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].

General
General
Originally recorded on 10 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 16 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 43 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Study and teaching -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Abstract -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Loran, Erle, 1905-1999 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mendelowitz, Daniel Marcus Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Park, David, 1911-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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