Artwork Info

Artist Name:

Robert Bechtle

Artist Bio:

Robert Bechtle was born in 1932 in San Francisco, California and died in 2020 in Berkeley, California. Bechtle earned a BFA and an MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. His work is held in numerous collections, including the SFMOMA, the Oakland Museum of California, MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Artwork Title:

Smilin' Through




Oil on canvas


53 × 55 in. (134.6 × 139.7 cm)