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Chuck (Charles) Close (American, b. 1940), "Chloroplast", oil on canvas, signed and dated

Chuck (Charles) Close (American, b. 1940), "Chloroplast", oil on canvas, signed and dated

Item Description:

An abstract composition, signed "Close" and dated "66" upper right (recto) and bearing a label from the Washington State Annual Art Exhibition (verso), in painted wood frame.


Appears good overall; the stretched canvas edges with small tears at the upper left edge, the upper right top, and bottom right edge that do not extend to the surface of the work and are hidden by the frame. Please contact for specific condition questions and to request a full condition report.


Given to the current owners by Chuck Close's mother, Mildred Close, as a housewarming gift in 1974


Frame: Height 27.75 in. x Width 40.5 in. x Depth 2 in.

Unframe: Height 26.75 in. x Width 35 in.

About The Artist:

Standing in contrast to the photorealist portraiture typical of Close, this early abstract oil was painted by the artist while he was a student at Everett Community College in Everett, WA, and still operating under the influence of the Abstract Expressionists, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Willem de Kooning.

Although Close eventually decided to abandon Abstract Expressionism because he felt his efforts were weak in comparison to the leaders of the movement, this early work nonetheless shows a confident and accomplished application of paint and is a fine example of the stylistic evolution of this major American artist.


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