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    Photorealist in the 1960s

    Why is this "Photorealist" capitalized? Is it because it's unique?

    12)Chuck Close is a famous American artist 1)known for his portrait paintings. More than just a painter, photographer and print artist, he is a builder
    1)who, in his words, builds "painting experiences for the viewer". He first achieved fame 1)as a Photorealist in the 1960s.

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    Re: Photorealist in the 1960s

    The capitalisation of photorealist is incorrect. There's nothing unique about the word or the artist.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 05-Oct-2013 at 08:43.

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    Re: Photorealist in the 1960s

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The capitalisation of photorealist is incorrect. There's nothing unique about the word or the artist.
    I don't entirely agree with that. Photorealism (with a capital letter) is the name of a recognised genre of photography. In the same way that Dali was one of the famous Surrealists (capitalised), Close was a Photorealist in the 60s.

    I agree with you that it's possible to say "He was a photorealist" simply as a description of the kind of photography he took but if he was one of a recognised group of photographers called "The Photorealists" (and given that it says that he found fame that way), then I would say the capitalisation was correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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