Richard Diebenkorn, Seawall, 1957. Oil on canvas. 20 x 26 inches. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, gift of Phyllis G. Diebenkorn, 1995.96. © 2013 The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation. Zoom in and view Seawall in amazing gigapixel detail in the de Young's Google Art Project collection.

Rose Mandel, Richard Diebenkorn, 1956. Digital scan from original negative. © Rose Mandel Archive/All Rights Reserved

Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993), Figure on a Porch, 1959. Oil on canvas, 57 x 62 inches. Oakland Museum of California, Gift of Anonymous Donor Program of the American Federation of the Arts. © 2013 The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation

Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993), Untitled, 1955. Oil on muslin, 12 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches. The Wayne Thiebaud Foundation © 2013 The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation

Deeply engaged with the unique setting of the Bay Area, artist Richard Diebenkorn profoundly influenced postwar American art during his years spent working in Berkeley, from 1953 to 1966. Explore this first exhibition to focus on this pivotal period in Diebenkorn's career.

During his years in Berkeley, Diebenkorn was deeply engaged with the unique setting of the Bay Area, saturating his works with color, light, and atmosphere. More than 130 paintings and drawings, beginning with the artist's earlier abstract works and moving through his subsequent figurative phase, display his profound influence on postwar American art.

A companion retrospective exhibition of photographs by Rose Mandel, a colleague and contemporary of Diebenkorn's, further illuminates this dynamic period in Bay Area art and provides an intimate view of the painter’s studio.

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