New Mexico Art Tells its History

Berkeley #15

Berkeley #15, 1954
Richard Diebenkorn (American, 1922-1993)
oil on canvas
64 1/2 x 53 in.
Gift of Gifford and Joann Phillips, 1980

Richard Diebenkorn’s teachers at the University of New Mexico did not appreciate his expressionistic style of painting, and almost did not give him his degree! Despite his teacher’s lack of faith, Diebenkorn went on to become one of the best known painters of his generation.

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