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Correspondence, writings, photographs, and printed material relating to the career of painter Charles Ronald Bechtle, Jr.
Correspondence is with galleries and museums regarding gifts of artwork and exhibitions and also contain consignment forms, price lists, receipts, and other financial material. Writings include 13 notebooks containing Bechtle's thoughts on art, diary entries, drafts of articles and lectures, and notes. Photographs consist of an album containing images of Bechtle's work and studios and two CDs containing images of Bechtle's works. Printed material consists of gallery announcements and catalogs.
Charles Ronald Bechtle Jr. papers, 1951-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Charles Ronald Bechtle, Jr.(1924-2014) was a painter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Stamford, Connecticut.
Donated 2015 by the Charles Ronald Bechtle Estate, via David B. Harwi, executor.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001