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Chuck Close

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Birthday
5, 1940
Birthplace
Monroe, WA
DEATH DATE
Aug 19, 2021 (81)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
5, 1940
Birthplace
Monroe, WA
DEATH DATE
Aug 19, 2021 (81)

About

American artist and photographer who became known for his large-scale photorealism portraits. He earned the National Medal of Arts in 2000.

Before Fame

He earned a scholarship to the Yale Summer School of Music and Art at age twenty-two.

Trivia

His work was featured in the 1993 film Six Degrees of Separation.

Family Life

He separated from his wife Leslie Rose in 2011.

Associated With

He was inspired by one of Jackson Pollock 's pieces as a child.