TEFAF 2011

Spectacular portrait of Lucian Freud's mother

17—27 mar 2011



Chuck Close

Chuck Close was born 1940 in Monroe,Washington. In 1962 he received his B.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle, and in 1964 his M.F.A from Yale University, New Haven. After a Fulbright grant in Vienna he worked as an art teacher at the University of Massachusetts. A spinal artery collapse in 1988 left Close almost completely paralyzed. He lives and works in New York.


Solo Exhibitions (Selection)


Chuck Close: Portraits,Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond,Virginia

Chuck Close: Prints: Process and Collaboration, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale


Familiar faces: Chuck Close in Ohio Collections, Akron Art Museum, Ohio.

Faces, Chuck Close and Contemporary Portraiture, Nevada Museum of Art, Nevada


Chuck Close: Seven Portraits, The State Hermitage Museum,Winter Palace, St. Petersburg


Chuck Close: Portaits 1996-2006, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen


Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration: Bluffer Gallery, University of Houston; travelled to: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Knoxville Museum of Art; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth,Texas; Boise Art Museum, Idaho; Portland Art Museum,Oregon; Sungkok Museum of Art, Seoul; San Jose Museum of Art, California; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art,Arihona; Corcoran Gallery of Art,Washington


Travelling exhibition:The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; Hayward Gallery, London


Chuck Close, Large Polaroids 1984-1995, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich


A Print Project by Chuck Close,The Museum of Modern Art, New York "6th Annual Infinity Award of Art", International Centre of Photography Travelling exhibition:Art Institute of Chicago;The Friends of Photography,Ansel Adams Cent


Chuck Close, Paper Works: Herbert Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles; Spokane Center of Art, Cheney,Washington; Milwaukee Art Museum; Columbia Museum, South Carolina


Close Portraits, travelling exhibition:The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago;Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland


Chuck Close: Keith: travelled to Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; Phoenix Art Museum,Arizona;The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota


Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago


Bykert Gallery,NewYork


Literature (Selection)

Christopher Finch, Chuck Close: Life, Munich, 2010

Christopher Finch, Chuck Close: Work, Munich, 2007

Chuck Close: Pinturas 1968/2006, ed. by. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid 2007

Martin Friedman, Close Reading: Chuck Close and the Art of the Self-Portrait. New York,2005