Chuck Close Research Paper

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Chuck Close

Chuck Close is an American painter and photographer born July 5, 1940 in Monroe, Washington. He became achieved success as a photorealist, through his massive scale portraits. Photorealism is a genre of painting purely based on using a camera and photos to collect information and from this creating a painting that appears photographic. The United States art movement began in the late 60s and early 70s. Close suffered a catastrophic spinal artery collapse in 1988 which left him paralysed, however he has continued to produce work that is bought by collectors and museums.
Early Life
A majority of his early work are very large portraits based on photographs of his family and friends. At the age of 11 he visited the Seattle Art

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