Robert Robert - Biography - Louis K. Meisel Gallery
Bechtle in the studio with "Golf Legacy"
Robert Bechtle (b. 1932, Chicago, San Francisco, California) received both his B.A. and M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. Considered one of the first true Photorealists, Bechtle has produced 228 paintings in his 40-year career, and remains one of the most respected painters of the genre. He refers to his paintings as depictions of “the essence of American experience” and focuses on residential neighborhoods in California and automobiles. In 2005 his retrospective exhibition travelled from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC. He currently resides in San Francisco.

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Cookie Jar, oil on linen, 1964
Vincente Avenue Intersection, oil on linen, 1989
Alameda Chrysler –NFS, oil on linen, 1981
73' Malibu –NFS, oil on canvas, 1974
Bolinas Mustang, watercolor / paper, 1974
Alameda Nova, watercolor on paper, 1978
Watsonville Patio, watercolor on paper, 1977
'69 Ford, watercolor on paper, 1973
Potrero Garage (Arkansas Street), oil on canvas, 1995
68' Nova, lithograph, 1972
Covered Car, watercolor on paper, 2004
Near Ocean Avenue, oil on canvas, 2002
Potrero Golf Legacy, oil on linen, 2012