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Woman Seated at Table

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Woman Seated at Table

Richard Diebenkorn

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on wove paper

30 1/16 in x 22 1/8 in (76.4 cm x 56.2 cm);39 15/16 in x 30 in (101.5 cm x 76.2 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection

Subject matter
In the mid 1960s, Diebenkorn drew or printed several similar scenes that depicted a table and chair, sometimes with a figure sitting in a chair at a table. In 1964, Diebenkorn received a Cultural Exchange Grant from the U.S. State Department that allowed him to visit the Soviet Union; Diebenkorn was influenced by Henri Matisse's paintings during this visit, although he was first exposed to that artist's work at a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1952. Diebenkorn was known for both abstract and figurative works, and was one of the founding members of the Bay Area Figurative Movement: 1963-1964 is characterized by the artist's lyrical figurative drawings; 1965 was the start of the artist's late figurative works.

This is an edition of 75.

Also see: Interior with Chair and Table (1964) 2000/2.220; Seated Nude (1966) 2000/2.221 ; Woman Seated at Table (1967) 1984/2.22; Untitled (Seated Nude #7) (1965) 1985/2.122; Seated Nude (1965) 2000/2.232

Physical Description
This image consists of three planes parallel to the picture plane: a far plan of vague, flat furniture-like shapes; a middle plane of a woman sitting facing forward, and a close plane of a table top. The dark-haired woman wears a striped shirt and light colored headband, she has her legs crossed, and is looking forward. Her dark purse sits atop table.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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chairs (furniture forms)
modern and contemporary art
purses (ladies' accessories)
tables (support furniture)
women (female humans)

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Richard Diebenkorn

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