Jump to content

Robert Bechtle

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert Bechtle (May 14, 1932 – September 24, 2020) was an American painter. He lived nearly all his life in the San Francisco Bay Area. His art focused on scenes from everyday local life in San Francisco. Bechtle was born in San Francisco.

Bechtle was represented by the Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York City,[1] and Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco.[2]

From 1956 to 1966 he taught at the University of California, Berkeley and from 1967 to 1968 at the University of California, Davis. From 1968 he taught at San Francisco State University and lived in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood. [3]

Bechtle died of Lewy body dementia in Berkeley, California on September 24, 2020 at the age of 88.[4][5]


[change | change source]
  1. Barbara Gladstone Gallery: Robert Bechtle webpage
  2. Gallery Paule Anglim: Robert Bechtle webpage
  3. "Robert Bechtle". Berggruen Gallery. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  4. Whitting, Sam (September 24, 2020). "Robert Bechtle, Bay Area photorealist painter whose work featured everyday cars, dies at 88". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  5. Meline, Gabe (September 25, 2020). "Robert Bechtle, Photorealist Painter of the Everyday Middle Class, Dies at 88". KQED. Retrieved September 25, 2020.