Chuck Close, Up Close

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DK Ink, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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This 48-page picture book tells the story of Chuck Close's life as an artist and his struggles -- from overcoming learning disabilities as a child to fighting paralysis as an adult. Close's monumental portraits, interpreted from photographs to reveal the fragments and wholeness of personality, are featured in collections around the world.

The publication of Chuck Close:, Up Close coincides with a major retrospective of Close's work, scheduled for 1998 at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.

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Contents

Chapter One Becoming an Artist
5
Chapter Two Sneaking Up on It
13
Chapter Three Friends
21
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Written by the unmistakable Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, two of America's most prominent writers about art and artists for young readers, "Christo and Jeanne-Claude" is an absolute inspiration. Jan Greenberg lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Sandra Jordan lives in New York, New York.


Other art-related books by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan include "Action Jackson" (a Sibert Honor Book), as well as books on Van Gogh, Frank O. Gehry, Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close.

Sandra Jordan, mother of two boys, has taught prenatal yoga classes in Honolulu Hawaii, since 1980. She is a Certified Intermediate Iyengar Yoga Teacher and has traveled twice to India to study with Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar and Geeta Iynegar. She is the author of "Yoga with a Partner."

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