Erwin Bechtold (born April 12, 1925 in Cologne ) is a German painter.
Bechtold completed training as a printer and composer. From 1950 to 1951 Bechtold was a student at the painting school of Fernand Léger in Paris . After several stays in Barcelona , Ibiza and Berlin Bechtold settled in Ibiza in the town of Sant Carles de Peralta . The house designed by him is considered a model of an independent modern architecture with traditional references in the Balearic Islands. Bechtold is regarded as the co-founder of the Ibiza-based group of artists Grupo Ibiza 59 . From 1966 Bechtold worked as a lecturer at the West Surrey College of Art and Design in Farnham and Guildford. At the Documenta in Kassel Bechtold exhibited in 1968. The façade of the 1988 Museum Weltkulturen D 5 of the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums in Mannheim was designed by Bechtold and technically realized by the architect Carlfried Mutschler . Bechtold has received numerous awards and distinctions. So in 1990 he was awarded the honorary professorship of the state of Baden-Württemberg . His awards include the Joan Miró Prize in 1973, the Balearic Ibiza Award tribute to art from Barcelona in 1999. In 2006 he was awarded the Ramon Llull Prize.
In 1971, Bechtold starred alongside other artists and celebrities such as Christopher Plummer , Robert Graves , Princesa de Borbón y Parma , Camilo José Cela , Leslie Grimes , Leonard Slater and Charles Orloff in the film Impromptu Balear directed by Francisco Rovira Beleta and the Producer and screenwriter Enrique Josa with.
Erwin Bechtold is a member of the Deutscher Künstlerbund . At its annual exhibition, he participated between 1971 and 1990 thirteen times.