Chuck Close

Chuck Close (*1940)

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

Chuck Close Selfportrait