American, 1922–1993. Richard Diebenkorn was born in Portland and raised in San Francisco. He studied art history at Stanford University. Diebenkorn is best known for his iconic Californian style of painting and as a founding member of the Bay Area Figurative Movement in the 1950s and 60s. Later, he progressed to geometric and lyrical abstraction; his most recognized work being his abstract landscapes, including the Ocean Park, a series of paintings from 1978 representing America. His techniques involved a rich amount of layering and were highly gestural. As he relocated to different cities, his work advanced in sync with the changing architecture and landscapes.