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 Chuck Close  (1940 - )

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: photo-grid real portrait, figure

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BIOGRAPHY for Chuck Close
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1940 (Monroe, Washington)
 
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New York


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photo-grid real portrait, figure

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Born in Monroe, Washington, Chuck Close is one of the top names associated with both Pop Art and Photo-Realism. He is known for his black and white grid face portraits, "heads" of people's faces that are not idealized, and since the late 1960s has been a mainstay of the contemporary art scene.

He earned B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees with highest honors from Yale University and spent 1964 to 1965 in Austria on a Fulbright Scholarship. He taught briefly at the University of Massachusetts at Am (showing 500 of 5805 characters).



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