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Guest Editor Scott A. Shields here. It is highly appropriate that #Diebenkorn’s early work be seen not only on the West Coast but in the East. An artist rooted in the California light, Diebenkorn quickly came into national and international importance.
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As an artist he was precocious, achieving initial success with his fully realized #AbstractExpressionist paintings before age thirty. Major recognition came first in the summer of 1948 with a solo exhibition of his work at the California Palace of the @LegionofHonor in San Francisco, an accomplishment remarkable for an artist of twenty-six who had not yet obtained a college degree.
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National recognition followed while he was pursuing an advanced degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, when #RobertMotherwell and #AdReinhardt included him in their 1951 Modern Artists in America, a text that surveyed up-to-the-minute contemporary art.
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See here two oil paintings chosen for the 1948 exhibition, which I was delighted—as was the @DiebenkornFoundation—to include in Beginnings.
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Untitled, c. 1947, oil on canvas, 30 1/8 x 24 in. (76.5 x 61 cm); Untitled, 1948, 40 x 29 in. (101.6 x 73.7 cm). Both Collection of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, @diebenkornfoundation
Images © Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
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Shields is the Associate Director and Chief Curator at the @CrockerArt Museum in Sacramento, and curator of “Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955,” on view here at the @AcademyArtMuseum starting April 26.
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#RichardDiebenkorn #DiebenkornBeginnings #RichardDiebenkornFoundation #CrockerArt #abstractart #LegionofHonor #Maryland #Easton #AcademyArtMuseum #EastonMD

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