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Lecture: Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lecture with exhibition curator and catalog author Scott A. Shields. Shields Ph.D., Associate Director and Chief Curator, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, focuses on Richard Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity and the art that precedes his shift to figuration. These early pieces evolved rapidly from representational landscape scenes and portraits of military colleagues, to semi-abstract and Surrealist-inspired depictions of topography and the human form, to mature Abstract Expressionist paintings. Many works will be unfamiliar to the public, yet they offer a fuller picture of the Portland-born artist’s precocious achievements and set the stage for what was yet to come.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 226-2811

Earlier Event: September 7
Live Performances: Gregg Bordowitz
Later Event: September 8
Artist talk with Matt Eich