Chuck Close (born 1940) is one of the most requested artists for "Feel Art Again." Referred to by some as the "rock star of contemporary art," Close is one of the most well-known contemporary portraitists. Shown above are his "Self-Portrait/Pulp" (2001) and his "Lyle" (2002).
1. As a child, Chuck Close was un-athletic and dyslexic, which led to him being considered "lazy and dumb." When he began taking private art lessons at age 8, though, he became the envy of his... READ ON