Charles Thomas Close was an American painter, photographer, and visual artist. He painted photorealistic portraits on a grand scale. Close was known for painting abstract portraits of himself and others, which are now in collections all around the world.
Close also used a big format camera to create picture portraits. He was badly disabled after a devastating spinal artery collapse in 1988, but he continued to paint. On August 19th, 2021, he passed away.
Who is Sienna Shields?
Sienna Shields is the 2nd wife of Chuck Close.
Sienna Shields is an abstract artist from the United States who specializes in large-format collages.
She was also the founder and director of the HowDoYouSayYaminAfrican? artist collective, as well as the director of Good Stock on the Dimension Floor: An Opera, which was selected for the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Chuck Close was 81 years old and 1st wife Leslie Rose is around 63-65 years and 2nd wife Sienna Shields is 45 years old.
With Leslie Rose, Chuck has 2 daughters. He has no children with his second wife.
Chuck Close And Leslie Rose
Chuck Close And Leslie Rose have married a long time ago. But their marriage ended in 2011.
Chuck Close And Sienna Shields
His second wife was Sienna Shields. They got married in 2013. But later they got divorced.
Close’s work was included in a show at White Cube Bermondsey in London in 2013. “Process and Collaboration” comprised plates, woodblocks, and mylar stencils that were used to create a number of prints in addition to finished prints and paintings.
His art was on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, which he visited in December 2014. In 2016, a retrospective of Close’s work was held at the Schack Art Center in Everett, Washington, where he attended high school and community college.
How Did Chuck Close Die?
On August 19, 2021, Close passed away. His lawyer, John Silberman, confirmed his death in a hospital in Oceanside, New York, on Thursday.
Close was diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia in 2015, according to Adriana Elgarresta, head of public relations at the Pace Gallery in New York. Congestive cardiac failure was the immediate cause of death.
“I can remember things that are flat, which is why I use photography as the source for the paintings. With photography, I can memorize a face. Painting is the perfect medium and photography is the perfect source.”#ChuckClose RIP
Chuck Close has died at age 81 and many of us will have mixed feelings about a man who was, all at once, a great artist, an entertaining friend and, sadly, an abuser of female trust. pic.twitter.com/8TwDo74Tyz
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