Berkeley No. 13, 1954, oil on canvas.
Untitled (Berkeley), 1954, ink on paper.
In 1955 he created “Chabot Valley” his first representational landscape. His shift to figurative work shocked the art world. In 1957 Diebenkorn wrote, “Temperamentally perhaps I had always been a landscape painter.” He further commented, “Abstract literally means to draw from or separate. In this sense every artist is abstract… a realistic or non-objective approach makes no difference. The result is what counts.”
Woman in Profile, 1958, oil on canvas.
Recollections of a Visit to Leningrad, 1965, oil on canvas.