Painter, printmaker, and educator Robert Bechtle was born in 1932 in San Francisco, CA. He received a BFA in 1954 and an MFA in 1958, both from California College of the Art in Oakland, CA. Bechtle has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including Robert Bechtle, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (1959); Generations, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, VA (1996); and Robert Bechtle, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (2023). He has also participated in many group exhibitions, including those at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (1957); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (1970); Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (1996); and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (2013). Bechtle died in 2020 in Berkeley, CA.
Bio updated as of 2023.