Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship

Dedicated to the memory of distinguished painter Richard Diebenkorn.

Established in 1998 by the generosity of the family of Richard Diebenkorn, the fellowship provides an opportunity for artists to both teach at the San Francisco Art Institute and have sufficient time and financial support to work in the studio. In January 1946, Diebenkorn enrolled at SFAI 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.


Applications for the Fall 2018 Fellowship are no longer being accepted.

The call for 2019 Fellowship applications will be announced in the fall of 2018.

Fellowship Recipients

Terry Powers, Fall 2017

Brad Kahlhamer, Fall 2016

Kate Nichols, Fall 2015

Allison Miller, Fall 2014

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