The artist's hand, moving across a surface with a piece of charcoal,
a pencil, or a brush, is the most direct and primary image
-making. . . Figure drawing remains important
to understanding who we are. . . .
~ Chester Arnold___________________________________
Quoted from Introduction to Richard Diebenkorn: From the Model (Kelly's Cove Press, 2013) (This book was published in connection with the exhibition "The Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper 1949-1992" of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation. I saw the show in November when it was at Kazen Arts Center at American University, Washington, D.C.)