(San Jose, California, 1938)
W-851 (Portrait of Robert Bechtle - variant of W-14 from Working) "I'm a new-realist painter. People think it's glamorous to paint but it's just hard work. Each painting takes two to four months to complete. The possibility of getting national acclaim is almost nil," from the series Working (I Do It For The Money)
gelatin silver print
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W-851 (Portrait of Robert Bechtle) "I'm a new-realist painter. People think ...,
gelatin silver print,
8 in. x 10 in. (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm);
Gift of Robert Harshorn Shimshak and Marion Brenner;
© Bill Owens
8 in. x 10 in. (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Robert Harshorn Shimshak and Marion Brenner
© Bill Owens
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