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Blue Surround, 1982

Color aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, etching offset, and drypoint with scraping
35 × 26 1/2 in
88.9 × 67.3 cm
location
Montclair
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Montclair Art Museum
Montclair
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Image: 22 x 19 in.
Sheet: 35 x 26 ½ in.

Image: 22 x 19 in.
Sheet: 35 x 26 ½ in.

Image rights
AP1, Ed. of 35, 10 AP Collection of John and Sally Van Doren, Courtesy of Van Doren Waxter ©The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
Richard Diebenkorn
American, 1922–1993
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A highly influential mid-century American artist, Richard Diebenkorn is known for his abstract landscape paintings, in particular the "Ocean Park" series, which he exhibited when representing America at the 1978 Venice Biennale. Diebenkorn’s work is often highly gestural and layered, his use of the medium comparable to that of contemporaries like the Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning, an artist he greatly admired. Diebenkorn, however, preferred California to the competitive New York art scene, and became a leading artist among the Bay Area Figurative painters. Even at its most abstract, Diebenkorn’s work remains rooted in the outside world, and he is celebrated for capturing his surroundings on canvas without representing them literally. Moving between New Mexico, Illinois, and, ultimately, California, his work progresses in tune with the changing architecture and landscape. Diebenkorn also painted portraits, expertly combining figurative and abstract styles in the same picture.

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Image: 22 x 19 in.
Sheet: 35 x 26 ½ in.

Image: 22 x 19 in.
Sheet: 35 x 26 ½ in.

Image rights
AP1, Ed. of 35, 10 AP Collection of John and Sally Van Doren, Courtesy of Van Doren Waxter ©The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
Richard Diebenkorn
American, 1922–1993
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A highly influential mid-century American artist, Richard Diebenkorn is known for his abstract landscape paintings, in particular the "Ocean Park" series, which he exhibited when representing America at the 1978 Venice Biennale. Diebenkorn’s work is often highly gestural and layered, his use of the medium comparable to that of contemporaries like the Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning, an artist he greatly admired. Diebenkorn, however, preferred California to the competitive New York art scene, and became a leading artist among the Bay Area Figurative painters. Even at its most abstract, Diebenkorn’s work remains rooted in the outside world, and he is celebrated for capturing his surroundings on canvas without representing them literally. Moving between New Mexico, Illinois, and, ultimately, California, his work progresses in tune with the changing architecture and landscape. Diebenkorn also painted portraits, expertly combining figurative and abstract styles in the same picture.

Blue Surround, 1982

Color aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, etching offset, and drypoint with scraping
35 × 26 1/2 in
88.9 × 67.3 cm
location
Montclair
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