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[ A woman is seated with legs crossed and hands under chin in a wooden armchair. She has shoulder-length brown hair and is wearing a blue and white patterned dress and sandals. The woman appears to be holding a comb in her hands. ]

Richard Diebenkorn

Seated Woman #44 , 1966

Artwork Type: Drawings
Medium: Watercolor, gouache, charcoal, and crayon on paper
Dimensions: 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 60.96 cm)
Accession #: 19700049
Department: Art Council
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of the State of New York , Purchase of Art Council
Related Exhibitions:
Persuasive Images: Selected Works from the Art Collections at the University at Albany
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections
Object Label:
Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993, American) Although Richard Diebenkorn’s early career was associated with Abstract Expressionism, he became a leading artist among the Bay Area Figurative painters who made a return to figuration. The artist’s highly gestural and layered works expertly combine figurative and abstract styles in the same picture. Diebenkorn’s largest body of work was made in the 1950s and 1960s and is comprised of experimental figure drawings and paintings. During this period, he worked regularly from models and created humanized abstractions by situating the figure within nonrepresentational forms and settings, as seen in Seated Woman #44 (1966).
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections

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