1:35pm

Wed April 20, 2011
From Scratch

Chuck Close, Contemporary Artist

When we see a painting hanging on the hallowed walls of a museum, we get a sense of an artist's technique and imagination, but we don't get a sense of the process and hurdles that artist faced on the way to critical acclaim. What goes on behind the scenes, or behind the canvas? How does a starving artist becoming a financially secure cultural icon? Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.