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Robert Bechtle / MATRIX 33

Bibliography & Exhibition History

Works in MATRIX:
San Francisco Nova, 1979, oil on canvas, 48" x 69". Lent by the San Francisco Art Commission.
Stinson Beach Cookout, 1979, oil on canvas, 48" x 69". Lent by O. K. Harris Works of Art, New York.
Gran Torino, 1974, oil on canvas, 48" x 69". Lent by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
'60 T-Bird, 1968, oil on canvas, 72" x 96". Collection University Art Museum, Berkeley.
Warm Springs Patio, 1979, watercolor,
10" x 14". Lent by the John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco.
Ingleside House, 1975, watercolor, 8" x 11". Lent by the Oakland Museum of Art.
Watsonville Chairs, 1975, watercolor, 10" x 14". Lent by the artist.
Newsstands, 1973, watercolor,
10" x 14". Lent by the artist.
'60 T-Bird, 1968, watercolor, 10" x 14". Lent by John Berggruen, San Francisco.

Selected one-person exhibitions:
San Francisco Museum of Art, '59 &'64; Berkeley Gallery, '65; Richmond Art Center, CA '65; E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA '66; UC Davis, '67; San Francisco Museum of Art '67; Achenback Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco '69; O. K. Harris Gallery, NYC '71; Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA '73; O. K. Harris Gallery, NYC '74 & '76.

Selected group exhibitions:
San Francisco Art Institute, East Bay Realists, '66; Whitney Museum, NYC, American Painting 1967, '67; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, Realism Now, '68; Milwaukee Art Center, WI, '69; Whitney Museum, NYC, 22 Realists, '70; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Radical Realism, '71; Kassel, West Germany, Documenta 5, '72.
Selected bibliography about Bechtle:
O'Doherty, Brian. "Robert Bechtle: Interview," Art in America, vol. 60 (Nov./Dec. '72) pp. 73-74.
Seitz, William. "The Real and the Artificial," Art in America, vol. 60 (Nov./Dec. '72) pp. 58-61.
McKillip, Susan. Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective Exhibition (Sacramento: E. B. Crocker Art Gallery '73).
Battcock, Gregory. Super Realism: A Critical Anthology (New York: E. P. Dutton '75).
Chase, Linda. "Photo Realism: Post-Modernist Illusionism," Art International, vol. 20 (March/April '76) pp. 15-17.

MATRIX is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal Agency.