Chuck Close

born 1940

Biography

Charles Thomas "Chuck" Close (born July 5, 1940) is an American painter, artist and photographer. He makes massive-scale photorealist portraits. Close often paints abstract portraits of himself and others, which hang in collections internationally. Close also creates photo portraits using a very large format camera. Even though a catastrophic spinal artery collapse in 1988 left him severely paralyzed, he has continued to paint.

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Art Term

Hyper-realism

The term hyper-realism appeared in the early 1970s to describe a resurgence of particularly high fidelity realism in sculpture and ...

Tate Papers

Dust and Doubt: The Deserts and Galaxies of Vija Celmins

Stephanie Straine

This article considers one work on paper by Vija Celmins in the ARTIST ROOMS collection: Untitled (Desert–Galaxy) 1974. In ...

Tate Etc

One step beyond: Hyperrealism

Horst Bredekamp and Barbara Maria Stafford

What is hyperrealism? Work which feels more real than reality? Or a way of ‘mastering God’s creations’ ? Horst Bredekamp ...

Tate Etc

Tate Etc. issue 6: Spring 2006

Tate Etc. issue 6; Spring 2006 online version of Tate magazine

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