Facing Dyslexia: The Education of Chuck Close

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Ken Gobbo

Keywords

painter, learning disability, education

Abstract

Throughout his lifetime, the American painter, Chuck Close faced many challenges, including dyslexia and prosopagnosia. This article discusses his education and some of the creative strategies he employed to overcome the obstacles he faced from elementary school through college and graduate school. It also considers the influence of several of his teachers and the ways his learning differences came to influence his artistic process.

 

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