Sunday, December 31, 2006

Chuck Close

Chuck Close (born 1940) is an American photorealistic painter.

Most of his works are very large portraits based on photographs. In 1962, he received his B.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle. He then attended graduate school at Yale, where he received his MFA in 1964. After Yale, he lived in Europe for a while on a Fullbright grant. When he returned to the US, he worked as an art teacher at the University of Massachusetts. In 1969 his work was included in the Whitney Biennial. His first one man show was in 1970. Close's work was first exhibited at the New York Museum of Modern Art in early 1973.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Chuck Close Gallery


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