“Chuck Close is one of America’s most celebrated artists and the subject of this inspiring and thought-provoking book. Through interviews conducted with Close as well as an analysis of his technique, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan explore the ways in which an artist’s life and work intertwine. Close’s remarkable larger-than-life portraits are the result of a carefully constructed system that finds its roots in both his struggle to overcome severe learning difficulties as a child and immense physical challenges later in life. Includes full-color reproductions of Close’s work, as well as additional material on portraits and portraiture, plus a glossary and bibliography.
Winner of the Norman A. Sugarman Biography Award
Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book
ALA Notable Children’s Book, 1998
Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
Horn Book Fanfare Book 1998
Bulletin Blue Ribbon, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books