Painter Chuck Close was born in 1940 in Monroe, WA. He received a BA in 1962 from University of Washington, a BFA in 1963, and an MFA in 1964, both from Yale university. Close has been the subject of many solo exhibitions, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (1972); Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (1989-90); Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (1993); M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA (2012); and Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR (2017). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including 22 Realists, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (1970); Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture of the 60's and 70's from the Collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (1975-76); The Portrait Now, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (1993); Multiplicity, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (2012); and Into the New: Being Human from Pollock to Bourgeois, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany (2022). Close died in 2021 in Oceanside, NY.
Bio updated as of 2023.