Chuck Close | Biography and Exhibition History

1940
Born in Monroe, WA

1958-60
Attends Everett Junior College, Everett, WA

1958-62
Attends University of Washington, Seattle, receives B.A.

1962-64
Attends Yale University School of Art and Architecture, New Haven, CT
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

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
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

2000-01 The Worcester Museum of Art, MA

2000
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

1998-99
Traveling exhibition, A Retrospective, originating at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

1998
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 Raisonné 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? Musée 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
Musée 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