Chuck Close Rank
About Chuck Close
Chuck Close is an American painter and photographer. He is a photorealist.
He has received over 20 honorary degrees. In 2000, he was the recipient of the National Medal of Arts from President Clinton. In 2005, composer Philip Glass wrote a musical portrait of Close - a 15-minute piece for solo piano.
His Personal Life
A spinal artery collapse in 1988 left him severely paralyzed. He has been married twice and he has 2 daughters.
Chuck Close Rank
Famous quotes by Chuck Close
I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around.Chuck Close
I wanted to translate from one flat surface to another. In fact, my learning disabilities controlled a lot of things. I don't recognize faces, so I'm sure it's what drove me to portraits in the first place.Chuck Close
Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience.Chuck Close
Chuck Close's Popularity
Chuck Close is a famous American painter and photographer, who was born on July 5, 1940. As a person born on this date, Chuck Close is listed in our database as the 25th most popular celebrity for the day (July 5) and the 40th most popular for the year (1940).
People born on July 5 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Chuck Close is the 1044th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Chuck Close's birthday, Chuck Close is the 6864th most famous American.
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