Size: Transcript: 69 pages
Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 8 min.
Summary: An interview of Robert Alan Bechtle conducted 1978 September 13-1980 February 1, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Richard Diebenkorn's influence on him, his military career and its effect on his style, twentieth century trends in realism, use of photographs in constructing paintings, and his teaching career and family life. Bechtle speaks of his family background, the development of his interest in art, his education at the California College of Arts and Crafts,