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The Table

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

The Table

Artist: Richard Diebenkorn (American, 1922 - 1993)
Date: 1957
Medium: oil on canvas mounted on a honeycomb panel
Dimensions:
Frame: 30 5/16 × 27 3/16 × 1 in. (77 × 69.1 × 2.5 cm.)
Image (visible): 29 3/4 × 26 5/8 in. (75.6 × 67.6 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of James S. and Dorothy Schramm, 1961.49
Accession number: 1961.49
Classification: painting
Label Text"The Table", oil, 28x31, by Richard Diebenkorn represents by excellent example the work of one of the most promising talents among the younger West Coast painters. Born in Portland, Oregon, and eduated in California, Diebenkorn's work has taken him through a non-objective period with a return to figurative themes. Source: Bulletin, January 1962.
Inscriptioninitialed and dated: R.D. 57 (l/l)
signed and titled: R. Diebenkorn Table 1956-57 (verso)
Exhibition History"Commitment, Community and Controversy: The Des Moines Art Center Collections," Des Moines Art Center, Jan. 24, 1998 - May 10, 1998

"Recent Gifts to Iowa Institutions," Grinnell College, IA, May 17 - June 3, 1962

"American Still Life Painting 1913-1967," Organized by The American Federation of Arts, N.Y., (circulated to: Cedar Rapids Art Center, IA, Oct. 6 - 27, 1967; Roberson Memorial Center, Binghamton, N. Y., Nov. 10 - Dec. 1, 1967; Huntington Galleries, Huntington, WV, Dec. 15, 1967 - Jan. 5, 1968; Portland Museum of Art, ME, Jan. 19 - Feb. 9, 1968; Flint Institute of Arts, DeWaters Art Center, MI, Feb. 23 - Mar. 15, 1968; The Mansfield Fine Arts Guild, Inc., OH, Mar. 29 - Apr. 19, 1968; Allentown Art Museum, PA, May 8 - 29, 1968; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI, June 7 - 28, 1968; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, July 12 - Aug. 2, 1968; The Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville, TN, Sept. 20 - Oct. 10, 1968; University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Oct. 24 - Nov. 14, 1968)

"Art of the Twentieth Century Collected by James S. and Dorothy Schramm," Amherst College, Amherst, MA, Oct. 27 - Nov. 19, 1961, (circulated to: Des Moines Art Center, Jan. 6, 1962)

"From the Collection of the James Schramms," Cedar Rapids Art Association, Public Library, Feb. 1960
Published References"From the Collection of the James Schramms," Cedar Rapids Art Association, 1960, exh. cat. no.3

DMAC BULLETIN, January 1962

DMAC BULLETIN, September 1962, ill.

"Art of the Twentieth Century Collected by James S. and Dorothy Schramm," Amherst College, MA, 1961, cat. ref. p.6

"American Still Life Painting 1913 - 1967," The American Federation of Arts, N. Y., 1967, exh. cat. no.9

DES MOINES ART CENTER: SELECTED PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES AND WORKS ON PAPER, Des Moines Art Center, 1985, ref. p.60, b/w ill. p.61

AN UNCOMMON VISION: THE DES MOINES ART CENTER, Des Moines Art Center, 1998, ref. & color detail p.96, color ill. p.97

Timothy Anglin Burgard, Stephen A. Nash, and Emma Acker, "Richard Dieben: The Berkeley Years 1953-1966", Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Yale University Press, 2013, color ill. pg.135




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