Oral history interview with Chuck Close, 1987 May 14-September 30
Close, Chuck, 1940-
Glimcher, Arnold B.
Bykert Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 212 pages
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 38 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Chuck Close conducted 1987 May 14-September 30, by Judd Tully, for the Archives of American Art.
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.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Chuck Close, 1987 May 14-September 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line.
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.
Chuck Close (1940- ) is a painter and photographer in New York, New York.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001