Ron Bechet

Born in New Orleans, Ron Bechet holds a B.A. degree in Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans, and an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the Yale School of Art, Yale University. Currently he is the Victor H. Labat Professor of Art at Xavier University, continuing a rigorous painting practice while exhibiting his work nationally and internationally. As an extremely active member of the New Orleans cultural community, Ron has served on numerous boards including the Studio in the Woods, Plessy & Ferguson Foundation, and Joan Mitchell Foundation, as well as the first director of Xavier Art Department’s Community Arts Partnership Program.