Free Tuesday Program

Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Robert Bechtle: Painting as We Are

Date + Time

Tuesday, April 05, 2005
noon - 1:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Known as a founding photorealist, Robert Bechtle paints quiet, evocative images of everyday life. In 1965, Bechtle began to use snapshot-like photographs of his Bay Area surroundings as part of his painting practice. He has spent the intervening years painting ordinary middle-class culture not just as it appears in photos, but as it is experienced. Bishop discusses Bechtle's distinctive vision and his career over the last 40 years.

Participants

Janet Bishop, curator, painting and sculpture, SFMOMA

Admission + Ticketing

Museum and program admission are free.