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Monroe Library - Artwork

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Self Portrait

Chuck Close, 65 1/2" x 54 1/4", edition of 80

History / Background:Artist Chuck Close was born in Monroe, Wash., and attended Everett Junior College. He earned his B.A. from the University of Washington and his F.F.A. and M.F.A. from Yale University. Chuck is the recipient of numerous prestigious grants, fellowships, awards and honors. His solo exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Smithsonian Institution; Seattle Art Museum; and Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. He currently resides in New York City.
Installation Date:August 2002
Funding Source:Donated by the artist and Pace Prints, Inc., New York

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