Friday, June 10, 2016

BEAUTY: Painting and Watercolor--Robert Bechtle

Considered to be one of the original photorealist painters emerging in the early 1960s, Robert Bechtle was born and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He employs oil paint as well as watercolors to create marvelous street scenes of cities around The Bay, and since this is my 'hood, his cropped images of sloped streets and cars at gentle or severe angles resonate deeply with me (I know Texas and Arkansas Streets well)!

Top to bottom: Clay Street, Alameda; Down Arkansas Street; Four Cars On Texas Street; Four Houses on Pennsylvania Avenue; Houses On Twentieth Street; Late Afternoon, Albany, California; Potrero Golf Legacy; Six Cars On 20th Street; Six Houses On Mound Street; Texas Street, South Looking

Robert Bechtle is represented by the Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York.

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