Chuck Close

Chuck Close's Biography
1940 -

1940 Born in Monroe, Washington
1958-60 Attends Everett Junior College, Everett, Washington
1958-62 Attends University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, receives B.A.
1962-64 Attends Yale University School of Art and Architecture, New Haven, Connecticut Receives B.F.A. in 1963, M.F.A. in 1964, both with highest honors
1964-65 Receives Fulbright Grant to study in Vienna, Austria
1973 Receives National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1991 Receives Skowhegan Medal for Painting
1992 Elected member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York
1996 Resident artist at The American Academy in Rome, Italy
1998 Elected Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2000 Awarded National Medal of Arts, Washington, D.C.
  Awarded the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography from Life Magazine
  Lives and works in New York

Selected Exhibitions and Releases

2004-2005 Chuck Close: Process and Collaboration, Traveling Exhibition, Knoxville Museum of Art, Mint Museum of Art
2004 Chuck Close and Kiki Smith, Pace Editions, New York, NY
2004 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2004 Sol LeWitt and Chuck Close, Pace Editions, New York, NY
2003-2004 Chuck Close: Process and Collaboration, Traveling Exhibition, Miami Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
2003 Summer Group Show, Pace Editions, New York, NY
2002 Recent Paintings Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY
  Chuck Close Prints, Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY
  Chuck Close ritratti ("Portraits"), The American Academy in Rome
2001 Chuck Close Self Portraits 1967-2001, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
2000-01 Chuck Close, the Worcester Musuem of Art, Massachusetts
2000 Chuck Close Photographic Works, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
  Chuck Close: Daguerreotypes, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich
  Chuck Close: Self Portraits, David Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC
  Chuck Close: Recent Paintings, PaceWildenstein Gallery; Chuck Close: Portraits and Nudes, Pace/MacGill Gallery; Chuck Close: Recent Prints at Pace Prints, Pace Prints, New York, NY
1999 Chuck Close, White Cube, London
1998-99 Traveling exhibition, Chuck Close: A Retrospective, originating at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
1998 Chuck Close: Prints 1978-1997, Georg Kargl Gallery, Vienna
1996 Chuck Close: A Personal Portrait, Works, and Papers, at Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, New York
1993 A Print Project by Chuck Close, at the Museum of Modern Art
1989 Chuck Close Editions: A Catalogue Raisonné and Exhibition, at The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
1988 Chuck Close: 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, Minnesota.
1979 Chuck Close: Copie/Conforme? Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1977-2000 Completes numerous print editions, including pressed paper pulp, screenprint, intaglio and mixed media editions at Pace Editions, Inc., New York
1975 Traveling exhibition, Chuck Close: Dot Drawings 1973-75, originating at Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas

Selected Public and Private Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
American Medical Association Collection, Washington, D.C.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York, New York
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
The Equitable Life Assurance Society, New York, New York
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
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, New York
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
PaineWebber Group, Inc., New York, New York
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Tate Gallery, London, England
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

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