Chuck Close Biography

Monroe, Washington, 1940

Well-known American contemporary artist, Chuck Close is one of the most important names in American HYPERREALISM.

Trained at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture, this New York- based artist is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts.


2004 - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, Miami Art Museum

2002 - Recent Paintings, Pace Wildenstein, New York - Prints, Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase - Chuck Close ritratti ("Portraits"), The American Academy, Rome

2001 - Self Portraits 1967-2001, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

2000 - The Worcester Museum of Art, MA - Photographic Works, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH - Daguerreotypes, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich - Self Portraits, David Adamson Gallery, Washington, D.C. - Recent Paintings, PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York - Portraits and Nudes, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York - Recent Prints at Pace Prints, Pace Prints, New York

1999 - White Cube, London

1998 - Traveling exhibition, A Retrospective, originating at the Museum of Modern Art, New York - Prints 1978-1997, Georg Kargl Gallery, Vienna

1996 - A Personal Portrait, Works, and Papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, New York

1993 - A Print Project by Chuck Close, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1989 - Editions: A Catalogue Raisonne and Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

1988 - Prints and Photographs, Pace Editions, New York

1981 - Etchings, Lithographs and Handmade Paper, Pace Editions, New York

1980 - Traveling retrospective exhibition, Close Portraits, originates at Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis

1979 - Copie/Conforme? Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

1975 - Traveling exhibition, Chuck Close: Dot Drawings 1973-75, originating at Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin

SELECTED COLLECTIONS - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York - American Medical Association Collection, Washington, D.C. - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago - The Art Museum, Princeton University, NY - Australian National Gallery, Canberra - Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, Pittsburgh - Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York - The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH - The Equitable Life Assurance Society, New York - High Museum of Art, Atlanta - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. - International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX - Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris - The Museum of Modern Art, New York - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. - The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario - PaineWebber Group, Inc., New York - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia - Seattle Art Museum, Seattle - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York - Tate Gallery, London, England - Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis - Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York - Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT