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  • CLOSE, Chuck
    born 1940 Monroe (WA)






    American painter



  • 1958-1962: Studied at the University .

  • 1962-1964: Studied at Yale University in New Haven.

  • 1964/65: Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

  • 1967: Lectureship at the School of Visual Artsin New York and at New York University.

  • 1970: Started colour as well as black and white paintings, superimposing layers of primary colours to imitate commercial printing techniques.

  • 1972 & 1977: Participated in documenta 5 and 6 in Kassel.

  • 1979: Started painting over and manipulating enlarged polaroid photographs, and later used papier-mache collages to produce screen images.

  • 1980: Retrospective in Minneapolis. Close is one of the most important representatives of American Superrealism and Photorealism. As demonstration material for his full size portraits, he uses self-made passport photos.






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