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Robert Bechtle Bay Area Photorealist Dies at 88

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    (Santa Barbara Chairs 1983)

    Robert Bechtle Bay Area photorealist dies at 88

    Though Bechtle painted from photographs, he was so good that he could have done just as well from memory, said his contemporary and friend Wayne Thiebaud.
    “Drawing is the basis of all painting, and Bob was a supreme draftsman,” said Thiebaud. “We had lots of good conversations and I respected him very much as a serious, probing painter.”


    (Potrero Hill)

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