Introduction
Charles Thomas "Chuck" Close (born July 5, 1940) is an American painter and artist and photographer who achieved fame as a photorealist, through his massive-scale portraits. Close often paints abstract portraits of himself and others, which hang in collections internationally. Although a catastrophic spinal artery collapse in 1988 left him severely paralyzed, he has continued to paint and produce work that remains sought after by museums and collectors. Close also creates photo portraits using a very large format camera.
Wikidata
Q453883
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Introduction
American painter and printmaker, known as one of the leading members of the Photorealist movement of the 1960s and 1970s. He is best known for his large portraits of himself and his friends taken from photographs and painstakingly rendered on canvas.
Nationalities
American, undetermined
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Painter
Names
Chuck Close, Charles Thomas Close
ULAN
500031023
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