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Chuck Close. Living artist Photo-realism Portraits. Self Portrait 1997, Oil on canvas. Photo-Realism. Hotel Empire , Richard Estes. Chuck Close and Photo-Realism. Large scale portraits Family and friends Uses Graphs to enlarge Photographs Six figure paintings. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Chuck CloseLiving artistPhoto-realismPortraitsSelf Portrait 1997, Oil on canvas

  • Photo-RealismHotel Empire, Richard Estes

  • Chuck Close and Photo-RealismLarge scale portraitsFamily and friendsUses Graphs to enlarge PhotographsSix figure paintings

    Frank. 1969 Oil on canvas 108 x 84

  • Early WorksPhil.1969 Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 84"

  • Phil Watercolor. 1977, Watercolor on paper 58 x 40"

  • Big Self-Portrait. 1967-68. Acrylic on canvas. 107 1/2 x 83 1/2"

  • Linda. 1975-76. Acrylic and pencil on canvas. 108 x 84"

  • Fanny / Finger-painting (detail at left). 1985. Oil-based ink on canvas. 102 x 84"

  • Jud / Collage. 1982.Pulp paper collage on canvas. 96 x 72"

  • Leslie/Watercolor 1.1986. Watercolor on paper 30.25 x 22.25

  • An Obstacle1988 health problemsHospitalization


  • Overcoming AllNew studioNew techniquesNew style

  • I had to recover enough to paint. There is nothing else I can do. There is nothing else I want to doChuck Close

  • The Studio

  • Alex II. 1989. Oil on canvas. 36 x 30"

  • Roy II, 1994 .Oil on canvas, 102 x 84

  • Kiki, 1968. Acrylic on canvas. 107 1/2 x 83

  • Elizabeth, 1989. Oil on canvas, 72 x 60Theres a real joy in putting these little marks together. They may look like hotdogs, but with them I build a painting.Chuck Close

  • Judy, 1989-90. Oil on canvas. 72 x 60

  • Chuck Close

    Self-portrait. 1996. Oil on canvas

    Close is a living artist whose large head portraits sell for six figures. He was born in Washington.Wanted to be an artist at age four.Wasnt good at sports. Dyslexic- School work was hard.Family supported his decision to be an artist. University of Washington-highest G.P.A. in their art school Also studied at Yale and then received a grant and went to Europe.

    Study for Self-Portrait Photographed 1967; dated 1968 Photograph, pen and ink, pencil, masking tape, acrylic, wash, and blue plastic strips on cardboard 18 5/8 x 13 3/8" The Museum of Modern Art, New York Linda1975-76Acrylic and pencil on canvas 108 x 84" Linda / Eye Series V (Magenta, Cyan and Yellow) 1977 Watercolor on paper 30 x 22 1/2" (each)

    1986 Watercolor on paper 30.25 x 22 .25 " Leslie/Watercolor 1

    In December of 1988 one of Closes spinal arteries collapsed and he was hospitalized.He was then paralyzed from the neck down.He was able to regain some leg and arm movement through hours of intense physical therapy.Private collection, New York Alex 1987 Black-and-white Polaroid photograph mounted on aluminum 32 x 21 3/4" 3-4 months to paint