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Chuck Close

Chuck Close (b. 1940, Monroe, Washington; d. 2021, Oceanside, NY) was one of the most prolific contemporary American artists. He rose to prominence with his Photorealist portraits on nine-foot-tall canvases, airbrushed in black and white. Using a variety of photo-based techniques, Close created over 200 portraits of friends’ faces that appear photographic from a distance. His later work, though still derived from photographs, transcends the Photorealist genre. Close received his both his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Yale University, and studied at the Akademie der Bildenen Kunste in Vienna on a Fulbright Grant.

Self-Portrait/Photogravure GS 1400, 2005

Featured Works

— Chuck Close

Previous Exhibitions

The American Dream

American Realism 1945-2016

18 November — 26 May, 2018

Parrish Museum exterior CROPPED

From Lens to Eye to Hand

Photorealism 1969 to Today

6 August , 2017— 21 January, 2018

Tampa Art Museum Cropped 2

Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting

Tampa Museum of Art Tampa, Florida

30 June — 8 October, 2017

FIA exterior CROPPED

From Lens to Eye to Hand

Photorealism 1969 to Today

21 April — 12 October, 2018

Yigal Ozeri - Untitled Shely

Photorealism Revisited

50 Years of Photorealism

6 June — 21 June, 2017

Kunsthal Rotterdam museum entrance

Hyperrealism: 50 Years of Painting

Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

25 February — 5 June, 2017

Recent Press
— Chuck Close

Parrish Art Museum
From Lens To Eye To Hand: Photorealism 1969 To Today
Hamptons Art Hub, 04/08/2017

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