Taravat Talepasand, the Richard Diebenorn Teaching Fellow for Fall 2010, speaks at SFAI as part of the
 Visiting Artists and Scholars lecture series.

Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship

Established in 1998 by the generosity of the family of Richard Diebenkorn, the fellowship provides an opportunity for artists to both teach at SFAI and have sufficient time and financial support to work in the studio. The fellowship is dedicated to the memory of distinguished painter Richard Diebenkorn. In January 1946, Diebenkorn enrolled at the San Francisco Art Institute as a student, and in September was awarded the school’s Albert Bender Grant, which allowed him to travel and work independently for a year. Diebenkorn went to New York, and when he returned the following year was offered his first teaching appointment at SFAI. He taught through 1949, and again from 1959 to 1966. The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship was founded to honor his contributions as a teacher and to provide a similar opportunity to contemporary artists. 

The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship is funded by the generosity of the family of Richard Diebenkorn.

2014 Fellowship:

The San Francisco Art Institute is pleased to announce that artist Allison Miller has been awarded the 2014 Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship. Learn more.

Fellowship Recipients:

Liam Everett, Fall 2013
Judie Bamber, Fall 2012
Taravat Talepasand, Fall 2010
Marlene McCarty, Fall 2009
Josephine Taylor, Fall 2008
Iona Rozeal Brown, Fall 2007
Shaun O'Dell, Fall 2006
Brett Cook, Fall 2005
Darren Waterston, Fall 2004
Whitfield Lovell, Fall 2003
Fred Hayes, Fall 2002
Monica Majoli, Fall 2001
Nereida Garcia-Ferraz, Spring 2001
Polly Apfelbaum, Spring 2000
Brad Brown, Spring 1999