Monroe/Washington 1940 - lives in New York
Since the 1970s Chuck Close counts as one of the internationally most renowned proponents of Photorealism. Starting with a photograph, the artist scales up the photographic source using the traditional grid method to a monumental size painting. In the course of his artistic career, until today - despite his hemiplegia - he has continuously experimented with new ways of expressing visual perception. His works went on show at the Whitney Biennale in 1969, at documenta 5 and 6 in Kassel in 1972 and 1976 respectively, and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1973. Numerous international exhibitions followed.