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Neurology Now:
doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000406975.24145.70
Departments: Letters

Chuck Close

Wilczynski, Lindsay

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New York, NY

I gasped aloud when I saw Chuck Close on the cover of the August/September 2011 issue of Neurology Now. I've always been a fan of Mr. Close's work, but I didn't learn more about the man himself until after my diagnosis of a glioma at the age of 21. Reading your article about how Mr. Close's experiences and coping mechanisms have led to his masterpieces was a joy, but then to get a sneak peek of his newest work—a portrait of my next-favorite modern artist, Kara Walker?—what an absolute treat!

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Thank you for the fine issue and for highlighting Mr. Close. He is real proof that neurologic imperfections need not be hindrances to leading a great life. It was a thrill last year to tell him in person at a farmer's market what a fan I was of his contributions to the art world, and I'd like to thank him once again for his contributions to the neurologic community.

—Lindsay Wilczynski

New York, NY

©2011 American Academy of Neurology

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