Robert Bechtle


Robert Alan Bechtle (May 14, 1932 – September 24, 2020) was an American painter, printmaker, and educator. He lived nearly all his life in the San Francisco Bay Area and whose art was centered on scenes from everyday local life. His paintings are in a Photorealist style and often depict automobiles.

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Known for his photorealistic images of quotidian scenes in and around the San Francisco Bay area.

Country of birth

United States


Artist, genre artist, painter, photographer, photorealist

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Robert Bechtle, Robert Alan Bechtle

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