Chuck Close

American , 1940 -

Born in Washington, Chuck Close received both his BFA and MFA from Yale University's School of Art and Architecture. He earned a Fulbright Grant to study in Vienna, Austria and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He was also awarded the National Medal of Arts and the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography from Life Magazine. He lives and works in New York City.

Close's subjects are his family, his friends, himself, and fellow artists whose faces are described through his distinct, meticulous marks. Working from a gridded photograph, he builds his images by applying one careful stroke after another in multi-colors or grayscale. His works are generally larger than life and highly focused. For Close, it is the process of description that renders meaning, rather than the subject itself.
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Self-Portrait (anamorphic)

2007

Childs Gallery

Price upon request

Cecily

2012

Brand X Editions, Ltd.

Price upon request

Kara

2012

Brand X Editions, Ltd.

Price upon request

Self Portrait

Brand X Editions, Ltd.

Price upon request

Self-Portrait Woodcut

2007

Leslie Sacks Gallery

$35,000 - $70,000

Self-Portrait

2007

Leslie Sacks Gallery

$12,000 - $35,000

Self-Portrait

1995

G. W. Einstein Company, Inc.

$70,000 - $100,000

Self Portrait/Scribble/Etching

2000

Mary Ryan Gallery, Inc.

Price upon request

Keith Four Times

1975

Mary Ryan Gallery, Inc.

Price upon request

Self Portrait

2007

Thomas French Fine Art

Price upon request

Self-Portrait

2014

Pace Prints

Price upon request

Lorna

2002

Graphicstudio / U.S.F.

$12,000 - $35,000