Guy Diehl - Still life with Caravaggio

Guy Diehl

United States 1949

Painting

www.guydiehl.com

Guy Diehl
Guy Diehl
Male
United States
1949
December 12, 2015
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Guy Diehl is an American painter, born in 1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is famous for his still life paintings and prints. His works usually make a reference to historically important artworks and artists.

Art by Guy Diehl

Conversation with Egon Schiele, 2015 - detail
Guy Diehl – Conversation with Egon Schiele, 2015 – detail
Still Life with Morandi #5, 2015 - detail
Guy Diehl – Still Life with Morandi #5, 2015 – detail

Guy Diehl received his BA in 1973 from California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA, and his MA in 1976 from San Francisco State University, CA. Not everything started great for Diehl in the world of art – as a kid with dyslexia, his early self-expressions were met with criticism rather than acclaim. His parents didn’t have faith in his ability to create art, considering problems with simple tasks, like reading. Diehl’s disorder and anxiety pointed him in the direction of realism, where he received positive recognition.

Art by Guy Diehl

Still Life with Malevich #9, 2008 - detail
Guy Diehl – Still Life with Malevich #9, 2008 – detail
Still Life with Robert Delaunay #2, 2013 - detail
Guy Diehl – Still Life with Robert Delaunay #2, 2013 – detail

Diehl sees himself as an interpreter, and considers his work to be turning the observations into art. These observations are intuitive, as well as responsive to images within the composition. As the artist confesses, the satisfaction with his work comes from the ability of his art to capture significant appearance of the subject matter, even though his paintings are as minimal as possible. Since the 80’s, the book has been the focus of his work. Diehl uses the book as a vehicle to add commentary aspect to the subject matter and act as unifier to the whole. The artist begins with a photograph that he took. For his most famous series, The Still Life, the subject matter is brought together and photographed, later reviewed in its variations, so the artist can determine is it suitable for a good painting.

He is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Guy Diehl lives and works in San Francisco.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015A Dialogue With Tradition IIDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2014Realism, Really? Today's Contemporary RealistSonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CAGroup
2014Recent ProjectsMagnolia Editions, 2577 Magnolia St. Oakland, CAGroup
2014The SGC International Awards ExhibitionWorth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley CAGroup
2014Deep Reading Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CAGroup
2013A Dialogue with TraditionDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2013Selected TAPESTRIESModernism, San Francisco, CAGroup
2013Inter Woven - Contemporary TapestriesScape Gallery, Corona del Mar, CAGroup
2013Art of Painting in the 21st Century IIIJohn Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CAGroup
2012Tapestries?Zodok Gallery, Miami, FLGroup
2012Davis Mural Team - Public Arts Project 2012John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CAGroup
2012Digital Mixed Media - Bay Area Artists Take Digital Photography to a New LevelPetaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CAGroup
2012Artistic Visions of the Golden Gate Bridge, 75th AnniversaryGeorge Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2011Guy DiehlDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2011The Art of the BookDonna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CAGroup
2011Art of Painting in the 21st Century IIJohn Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CAGroup
2010Americans at PlaySullivan Goss an American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CAGroup
2010A Winter QuartetSullivan Goss an American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CAGroup
2010100 GrandSullivan Goss an American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CAGroup
2009Summer Exhibition - Landscape, Portraits, Still Lifes, and SculptureGeorge Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009TranslationsSusan Street Fine Art Gallery, Solana Beach, CAGroup
2008Contemporary Still LifeTriton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CAGroup
2007Guy DiehlSonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CASolo
2007Guy DiehlHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2007Contemporary SelectionsHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2007The Art of FoodK Gallery, Alameda, CAGroup
2006Magnolia Editions - Woven Transcriptions Designed by Contemporary ArtistsFresno Art Museum, CAGroup
2006TapestriesKlaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NMGroup
2006TapestriesSullivan Gross, Santa Barbara & Montecito, CAGroup
2006Top of the 9th: The Art of BaseballGeorge Krevsky Galley, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005| Sonoma Valley Museum of Art 2005 BiennialSonoma, CAGroup
2005Majestic Tapestries Of Magnolia EditionsBedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CAGroup
2005Tapestries by Contemporary ArtistsThe Judson Gallery of Contemporary and Traditional Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2005More Than a Game: The Art of BaseballGeorge Krevsky Galley, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005California New Old MastersGallery C, Hermosa Beach, CAGroup
2005Looking Back and Seeing ForwardCharles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2004Guy DiehlHunsaker-Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2004Group ShowMendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CAGroup
2004Select Works - A Changing ExhibitionHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2004Magnolia Editions Fine Art Prints & TapestryPaula Brown Gallery, Toledo, OHGroup
2004The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California Painting & SculpturePasadena Museum of California Art , Pasadena, CAGroup
2004Invitational 2004Gallery Henoch, New York City, NYGroup
2003Guy DiehlHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2003The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California Painting & SculptureSan Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CAGroup
2003Then & Now: Overview of Magnolia Editions, Paper to TapestryEdith Caldwell Gallery, Sausalito, CAGroup
2002Selected Works from Magnolia EditionJAYJAY, Sacramento, CAGroup
2002Books Without PagesAnne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, IDGroup
2002BouquetConnecticut Graphic Arts Center, Norwalk, CTGroup
2001Guy DiehlHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2001The Art of IllusionMillard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CAGroup
2001Food for Thought: Image of Food in Art from Bank of America CollectionA.P. Giannini Gallery, Bank of America, San Francisco, CAGroup
2000A Noble Tradition RevisitedSpanierman Gallery LLC, New York City, NYGroup
1999Re-presenting Representation IVArnot Art Museum, Elmira, NYGroup
1998Guy DiehlHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1997Guy DiehlModernism, San Francisco, CASolo
199710th Anniversary ExhibitionHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1996The CigarModernism, San Francisco, CAGroup
1995Guy DiehlFletcher Gallery, Santa Fe, NMSolo
1995Realism 95, Vision & PoetryFletcher Gallery, Santa Fe, NMGroup
1995The Art of DiningMarin Theater Company, Mill Valley, CAGroup
1995Alumni Art Exhibition, Six ArtistsUniversity Art Gallery, Cal State Hayward, Hayward, CAGroup
1995Individual Artist Grants Recipients 1994, Marin Arts CouncilSusan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CAGroup
1995U.S.A. Within LimitsDocumenta Galeria de Arte, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
1994Guy DiehlModernism, San Francisco, CASolo
1994A Room with a ViewThe North Point Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1994Realism 94Fletcher Gallery, Santa Fe, NMGroup
1993Guy DiehlModernism, San Francisco, CASolo
1993Ten Years of PrintmakingMagnolia Editions, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CAGroup
1993Bay Area PaintingContemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1992Direction in Bay Area Printing: Three DecadesPalo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CAGroup
1992Magnolia Editions Selected Prints by California ArtistOlga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1991Art on Paper - New AcquisitionsUnited States Department of State, Washington, DCGroup
1990Guy DiehlJeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1990Contra Costa Collects ContemporaryBedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CAGroup
1990Gallery ArtistsJeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1990New TalentAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1990Contemporary Realist PaintingOliver Art Center, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CAGroup
1990Magnolia Edition: A Selection of PrintsShepard Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NVGroup
1989Guy DiehlUniversity of Pacific, Stockton, CASolo
1989Magnolia Prints From Painters & SculptorsWalnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CAGroup
1989Surface Printing in the 1980sZimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey, NJGroup
1989Magnolia Edition; Works on PaperArt Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CAGroup
1988Guy DiehlJeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1988Guy DiehlMagic Theater, Fort Mason Art Center, San Francisco, CASolo
1987Guy DiehlHunsaker-Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
1987Contemporary RealismPalo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CAGroup
1987Gallery ArtistsJeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1987Seven Painters form the Jeremy Stone GalleryShasta College, Redding, CAGroup
1986Guy DiehlJeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1986Guy DiehlThe Lurie Company, San Francisco, CASolo
1986Recent Acquisitions ‘86Redding Museum, Redding , CAGroup
1986Airport Cafe,San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CAGroup
1985Gallery ArtistsJeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1984Guy DiehlHank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1984Sun & SurfArt Programs Inc. San Francisco & Los Angeles, CAGroup
1983Three Bay Area PaintingsDiablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CAGroup
1982Guy DiehlHank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1982Northern California Realist PaintersRedding Museum, Redding ,CAGroup
1982Alumni ExhibitionCalifornia State University Hayward, CAGroup
1981Guy DiehlShepard Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NVSolo
1981California ArtistsSpokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WAGroup
1980Guy DiehlHank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1979Guy DiehlShasta College, Redding, CASolo
1979Guy DiehlHank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1979Works on PaperUniversity of Purdue, Lafayette, INGroup
1979HumanformWalnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CAGroup
1976Guy DiehlLos Medanos College, Pittsburg, CASolo
1975Guy DiehlSan Francisco State University, CASolo
1972Alameda County Art Commission ExhibitionFremont, CAGroup
1971Guy DiehlConcord Center for the Arts, Concord, CASolo
1971UpstartOakland Museum, Oakland, CAGroup