Oral history interview with Chuck Close

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.close87
Creators:
Close, Chuck, 1940-
Tully, Judd
Dates:
1987 May 14-September 30
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
212 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Chuck Close conducted 1987 May 14-September 30, by Judd Tully, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Close speaks of his childhood; his art education in the Pacific Northwest and at Yale; the art scene in SoHo in the 1960s; his work methods; his work in portraiture. He recalls Al Held, Richard Serra, Klaus Kertess, Arnold Glimcher, and his affiliations with the Bykert Gallery and the Pace Gallery.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Chuck Close (1940- ) is a painter and photographer in New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 38 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
SoHo (New York, N.Y.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Glimcher, Arnold B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Held, Al, 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kertess, Klaus Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Serra, Richard, 1939- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bykert Gallery (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pace Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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