|Dates: ||1940, 5 July - 2021, 19 August|
|Born: ||US, WA, Monroe|
Artist and photographer. He frequently creates photo realistic self portraits.
Biography provided by Focal Press
Close’s mural size, hyper-real painted head portraits based on photographs that were gridded onto canvas, simultaneously replicate the authenticity of a photograph while undermining its objectivity. These works exemplify the overwhelming influence that photography’s indexical qualities have had on the arts and our culture in terms of both the process of seeing the creative process.
(Author: Robert Hirsch - Independent scholar and writer)
Michael Peres (Editor-in-Chief), 2007, Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, 4th edition, (Focal Press) [ISBN-10: 0240807405, ISBN-13: 978-0240807409]
(Used with permission)
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