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Charles Thomas Close
July 5, 1940
Monroe, Washington, U.S.
|Died||August 19, 2021
Oceanside, New York, U.S.
|Education||B.A., University of Washington, 1962; M.F.A., Yale University|
|Known for||Photorealistic painter, photographer|
|Spouse(s)||Leslie Rose, Sienna Shields|
Charles Thomas "Chuck" Close (July 5, 1940 – August 19, 2021) was an American painter, artist and photographer.
Close achieved fame as a photorealist, through his massive-scale portraits. Close often paints abstract portraits of himself and others, which hang in collections internationally. Although a spinal artery collapse in 1988 left him severely paralyzed, he has continued to paint and produce work that remains sought after by museums and collectors. Close also creates photo portraits using a very large format camera.
Close married artist Sienna Shields in 2013. They divorced before his death.
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