Rodger Bechtold, “A Day’s Long Goodnight,” oil on linen, 46 x 66 inches

By Andrew Webster

Exuberant color and painterly interpretations of place and moment fill Rodger Bechtold’s Wisconsin landscapes. Based on direct observation, recollection, and some invention, Bechtold’s paintings illustrate the grandeur in the everyday. Where can you see his latest?

Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee will soon be showcasing recent works by Rodger Bechtold. Titled “As I See It,” the exhibition will open on January 6 and continue through February 10, 2018. An accomplished landscape painter for nearly 40 years, Bechtold studied art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and studied with well-known painter Wolf Kahn.

Rodger Bechtold, “Bale and a Half,” oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches
Rodger Bechtold, “New Growth Trees,” oil on linen, 36 x 52 inches
Rodger Bechtold, “View of the Eastside,” oil on panel, 12 x 16 inches

To learn more, visit Tory Folliard Gallery.

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