Chuck Close American, b. 1940
Chuck Close is best known for his highly inventive techniques used to paint the human face. He rose to fame in the late 1960s for his large-scale, photo-realist portraits.
Chuck CLose was born on July 5, 1940, in Monroe, Washington. Suffering from severe dyslexia, Close did poorly in school but found solace making art. After earning his M.F.A. from Yale in 1964, Close took his place atop the American art world by creating large-scale, photo-realist portraits that have creatively blurred the disctinction between photogaphy and painting.
Market Art & DesignThe Hamptons August 12 - 15, 2021Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in Market Art + Design The Hamptons, the East End's premier and longest-running art and design fair. The fair will take place at the Bridgehampton Museum Thursday, August 12 – Sunday, August 15. We will be exhibiting works by Romare Bearden, Katherine Boxall, Chuck Close, Lee Hall, Paul Jenkins, Wolf Kahn, Robert Motherwell, Brian Rutenberg and Esteban Vicente. Please visit Market Art & Design for ticket and visitor information. We look forward to seeing you in Bridgehampton!