Robert Bechtle: Painting as We Are

Related Exhibition Robert Bechtle

Tuesday, April 05, 2005, 12:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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.


Janet Bishop, curator, painting and sculpture, SFMOMA