Robert Bechtle

American, born 1932

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Robert Bechtle

American, born 1932

2,013 followers

Robert Bechtle paints what he calls portraits of the “essence of American experience.” Bechtle’s …

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Robert Bechtle paints what he calls portraits of the “essence of American experience.” Bechtle’s subjects come from his surroundings and scenes he knows with great familiarity: families, residential neighborhoods in California, and especially cars—an object he has extreme reverence for. Since the 1960s, Bechtle has …

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Solo show at a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
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Whitney Museum of American Art
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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frieze, and 1 more
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Whitney Biennial
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