This traveling exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of the photographic work by renowned American artist Chuck Close (born 1940), featuring over ninety photographic works from 1964 to the present. Chuck Close Photographs represents the full range of the artist’s exploration of photography—from early black and white maquettes for his paintings to monumental composite Polaroids and intimately-scaled daguerreotypes.
Known for depicting friends and family in his paintings, in photography Close expanded his interests to include images of public figures, flower studies, and nudes. This exhibition reveals the fundamental role photography has played in Close’s artistic practice for over five decades, and shows the breadth of his curiosity and spirit of innovation.
Born in Monroe, WA, Close received a BA from the University of Washington (1962), and a BFA (1963) and MFA (1964) from Yale University. His work is included in major museum and private collections around the world.
Exhibition overview from museum website