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Copy of Up Close and Personal
Transcript of Copy of Up Close and Personal
Monroe, Washington Mother-Trained as a concert pianist
Father-Sheet metal worker, plumber, inventor Age 4
He knew he wanted to be an artist Age 11
Family illness left him devastated. Age 5
His father made him an easel and
bought oil paint from Sears As a child, he was the chubby kid LOVED magic tricks Labeled as lazy and dumb
(Teachers thought he would never be able to go to college) Later learned he had... He got the last laugh... University of Washington, B.A. 1962
Yale University School of Art & Arch., M.F.A. 1964
Scholarship to study in Vienna, Austria
University of Massachusetts, Professor It was here that he started to change his ideas about art... Influences... Jackson Pollock SUPEREALISM Celebrates the flaws and imperfections
as PERSONALITY and UNIQUENESS of
an individual. Revisiting those
Suffered an aneurism in his spine.
Left him with limited mobility in hands. Family Married with 2 children Family & Friends continue to be
his subjects for his art. He paints with brushes strapped to his hands. Only Child... Each square was like a
"mini painting" when viewed
up close... From afar... A whole new image appears. Chuck Close Up Close & Personal
Up Close and Personal