Tony Bechara

Puerto Rican (1942)

About the artist:

Tony Bechara was born in Puerto Rico in 1942. He came to Washington D.C. in his late teens and studied at Georgetown University. After completion of his B.A. degree Bechara felt uncertain about his future plans and decided to travel for a period of time. Ultimately he arrived in Paris where he stayed for a year, studied at the Sorbonne and took advantage o the rich cultutral life of that city. At the Louvre Museum, Bechara recognized Francisco Oller (1883 - 1917), a Puerto Rican painter and one of the few artist of the Americas to be represented by a permanent work in the Louvre. Tony Becharais an artist living and working in New York, who has produced a large and significant body of abstract work based on principles of color usage, organization and randomness. His paintings tackle phenomenological questions that explore historical problems associated with representation, the visual, and ultimately visibility itself. Bechara’s work is represented in numerous private and public collections. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Washington, Miami, San Juan, Lima, Mexico and Munich. Bechara has participated in group exhibitions at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, the Whitney Biennial, Boulder Fine Arts, P.S.1, Artists Space, El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of Latin American Art in California, amongst others. Bechara was awarded a Fellowship of the National Endowment for the Arts, and is the recipient of public commissions from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cooper Square Development Corporation of New York City. During his multi-faceted career, he has been a printmaker, a lecturer at Rutgers University and served on several Boards. He is currently a Trustee of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Studio in a School and El Museo del Barrio. Bechara received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and attended Georgetown Law School, New York University Graduate School of International Relations, the Sorbonne in Paris, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Solo Exhibitions 2010Frederico Seve / Latincollector Gallery, New York 2009Galeria Petrus, Miramar, Puerto Rico 2008Mínima Visibilia: pinturas grises, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico Tony Bechara: Obras Recientes, Galeria Petrus, Miramar, Puerto Rico Grand Canyon, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York 2006Ramis Barquet, Monterrey Andre Zarre Gallery, New York Recent Paintings, Latincollector Gallery, New York 2003Andre Zarre Gallery, New York Latincollector Gallery, New York 2002Latincollector Gallery, Miami, Florida 2001Latincollector Gallery, New York 1997The Century Association, New York 1993Artists Space, New York 1989Alternative Museum, New York 1986Hubert Humphrey Building, Main Gallery, Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 1985Museo del Barrio, New York 1984Georgetown Artists Space, Washington, D.C. 1982Gallery Yves Arman, New York 1981Gallery Yves Arman, New York 1980Bild & Rahmen Gallery, Munich, West Germany Apollon Galerie Die Insel, Munich, West Germany Cayman Gallery, New York 1979Apollon Galerie Die Insel, Munich, West Germany Andre Zarre Gallery, New York

Tony Bechara

Puerto Rican (1942)

(15 works)

About the artist:

Tony Bechara was born in Puerto Rico in 1942. He came to Washington D.C. in his late teens and studied at Georgetown University. After completion of his B.A. degree Bechara felt uncertain about his future plans and decided to travel for a period of

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