Chuck Close

Hevey mentioned Sunny Taylor and Lehrer as examples of artists known only within disability circles (as disabled artists), and Close as an artist known outside of those circles and as such not a ‘disabled artist’ but an artist. I am familiar with Close’s work, but haven’t really engaged with it in any depth until now. Continue reading “Chuck Close”

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Facing Dyslexia: The Education of Chuck Close

This paper, by professor of psychology Ken Gobbo, looks at how Close’s dyslexia and prosopagnosia led to him developing his unique style. It also makes clear that it was the loving environment provided by his parents, together with the encouragement of Close’s teacher that motivated him to become a professional artist. Continue reading “Facing Dyslexia: The Education of Chuck Close”