A Closer Look Into Chuck Close Essay

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A Closer Look Into Chuck Close Introduction: Chuck Close is one of the most famous and well-known artists to ever live. Through many hardships during his life, he never gave up and pushed himself to do things that no one has ever done before. The way he knows how to mix colors (similar to Seurat and pointillism) is incredible and a mystery to almost all people. His work has changed modern art and has influenced countless people to strive to be the best person they can be.

I. Background- Chuck’s childhood was not an easy and happy time. His adult life to follow seemed up after he found his true calling in art. His event left him quadriplegic and he struggled to figure out if he was going to give up art or push through. A. Chuck Close has many disabilities that had a greater effect in his youth years. His disabilities often made him fall behind at school and sports.
1. Close was severely dyslexic, so his school life was miserable. He couldn’t perform at the same levels as the other children could (Amason, 2012).
a. He had a very difficult time making friends due to his lack of interest in sports and school. He was the outcast though his years in high school until he found out he was very passionate in art.
b. Chuck was unable to learn like other children due to his dyslexia so math classes and science were very difficult. He would often do extra credit art projects to make up for his poor math and science skills
(Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress, 1998).
2. He has…

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