Californian Photorealism artist Robert Bechtle was born in San Francisco on May 14, 1932. Bechtle loved drawing from a young age and won a scholarship to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Bechtle's work tries to capture everyday life in America. He spent much of his career teaching as well as being a popular Fine Artist. Much of Bechtle's work is paintings of families and cars. Bechtle began exhibiting in the mid-1960s and is one of Photorealism’s earliest artists. His distinctive style and great rending has made him one of the greatest Photorealism artists in America. This painting is titled "Agua Caliente Nova" was painted in 1975.