Chuck Close

1940 - Today

Chuck Close

Charles Thomas Close (born July 5, 1940) is an American painter, artist and photographer. He makes massive-scale photorealist portraits. Close often paints abstract portraits of himself and others, which hang in collections internationally. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chuck Close has received more than 1,083,267 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,151st most popular painter.

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Among painters, Chuck Close ranks 1,150 out of 1,258Before him are Minas Avetisyan, Dieter Borst, Charb, László Paál, Marlene Dumas, and Igor Grabar. After him are David Smith, Alexander Brullov, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, Kenneth Noland, Józef Chełmoński, and Mariam Aslamazian.

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Among people born in 1940, Chuck Close ranks 259Before him are Jean-Claude Andruet, Jerry Lucas, Veikko Kankkonen, Frankie Avalon, Eberhard Weber, and Vincenzo Cerami. After him are Jurandir de Freitas, Larry Hankin, Norman Spinrad, Levon Helm, Li Zhaoxing, and Donald Wuerl.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chuck Close ranks 4,843 out of 12,171Before him are Clarence Darrow (1857), Barry Bonds (1964), Kenneth Mars (1935), Mark Pellegrino (1965), Rick Perry (1950), and Seka (1954). After him are C. J. Cherryh (1942), Buckethead (1969), Cesar Chavez (1927), David Smith (null), Bobby Bland (1930), and Regis Philbin (1931).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Chuck Close ranks 61Before him are Edward Ruscha (1937), George Bellows (1882), Ellsworth Kelly (1923), Childe Hassam (1859), Jim Dine (1935), and Mel Ramos (1935). After him are David Smith (null), Kenneth Noland (1924), Washington Allston (1779), Charles Demuth (1883), Haddon Sundblom (1899), and Charles Willson Peale (1741).