by Matt Gonzalez

Guy Diehl is an important contemporary still life artist whose biography is not well known, given Diehl reticence to talk about himself. This essay explores aspects of his story not previously known and includes a plethora of images that help to contextualize his career. Diehl is best known as a realist painter who studied with important first-generation Pop and photorealist artists such as Mel Ramos, Richard McLean, and Robert Bechtle. His significance as a major artist in his own right, who has exhibited in Bay Area galleries for over 40 years, and is included in numerous public collections, is evident and underscores the need to amplify the information available about his life and career.

 

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Guy Diehl | Letters from Man Ray, 2016 | Acrylic on canvas | 24 x 32 inches

Guy Diehl | Conversation with Francisco de Zurburán #3, 2015 | Acrylic on canvas | 20 x 40 inches

Guy Diehl | Conversation with Chardin, 2019 | Acrylic on canvas | 24 x 27 inches

Guy Diehl | Conversation with Marcel Duchamp, 2018 | Acrylic on canvas | 22 x 28 inches

Guy Diehl | Take-Out Only, 2020 | Acrylic on canvas | 18 x 24 inches

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