Chuck Close is an American artist, was born in the city of Monroe, Washington.
In the biography of Chuck Close, education was obtained at the University of Washington, where in 1962 he received a bachelor’s degree. Then in 1963, Close protected the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Yale University, and in 1964 became a Master. In 1964-1965 he studied in Vienna, then in 1968 moved to New York.
Since then, Close has been engaged in large, inexpressive portraits. Basically, he portrayed his friends, himself or his family, doing photo work. Close worked diligently with the details, marking the entire canvas with a grid.
The first works in the biography of Close were performed in black and white. In the 1970s and 1980s, he added color. Disease of the back made the artist almost completely paralyzed. A special mechanism supporting his slightly movable arm, a wheelchair, and other devices allowed Chuck to draw again.
In the 1990s, his work became freer and lively. The paintings, without a supporting grid, which was filled with the simplest forms, with images of various shapes in warm tones, looked a bit like abstract canvases.
From the 1970s to the present, in his biography, Close also dealt with other pictorial means. For example, he worked with mezzotinto, aquatint, wood engravings, screen printing, paper masses, daguerreotype.