Alex Katz b. 1927

Works
  • Alex Katz, Wild Rose I, 1966
    Alex Katz
    Wild Rose I, 1966
    Oil on board
    9 x 12 inches
    Incised with the artist's signature and date 'Alex Katz 66' (lower left)
  • Alex Katz, Ada, 1991
    Alex Katz
    Ada, 1991
    Oil on canvas
    32 x 32 ins
    81.28 x 81.28 cm
    Signed on the overlap; titled on the stretcher
  • Alex Katz, Ada Ada, 1991
    Alex Katz
    Ada Ada, 1991
    Chalk and charcoal on paper
    61 x 48 ins
    154.94 x 121.92 cm
  • Alex Katz, Ada and Luisa, 1987
    Alex Katz
    Ada and Luisa, 1987
    Chalk and charcoal on paper
    72 1/2 x 98 1/2 ins
    184.15 x 250.19 cm
  • Alex Katz, Ada Behind the Screen Door, 1985
    Alex Katz
    Ada Behind the Screen Door, 1985
    Oil on canvas
    78 x 57 ins
    198.12 x 144.78 cm
  • Alex Katz, Ada in the Sun, 1994
    Alex Katz
    Ada in the Sun, 1994
    Oil on canvas
    48 x 36 inches
    50 x 38 x 2 1/2 inches (framed)
    No signature
  • Alex Katz, Ada with Mirror, 1969
    Alex Katz
    Ada with Mirror, 1969
    Oil on canvas
    32 1/2 x 48 1/2 ins
    82.55 x 123.19 cm
    Signed, lower right front
  • Alex Katz, Dappled Light, 2006
    Alex Katz
    Dappled Light, 2006
    Oil on linen
    84 x 60 1/8 in
    213.4 x 152.7 cm
    Signed and dated 'Alex Katz 06' (on the overlap)
  • Alex Katz, Eli (Study), 1963
    Alex Katz
    Eli (Study), 1963
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 49 ins
    91.44 x 124.46 cm
  • Alex Katz, Impala (Study), 1968
    Alex Katz
    Impala (Study), 1968
    Oil on board
    15 3/4 x 20 inches
    20 1/2 x 24 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches framed
    Signed and dated upper right
  • Alex Katz, Joan, 1984
    Alex Katz
    Joan, 1984
    Oil on masonite
    12 1/8 x 15 6/8 ins
    30.8 x 40.01 cm
    Signed and dated ‘Alex Katz 84’ (upper right)
  • Alex Katz, Lily 1, 1967
    Alex Katz
    Lily 1, 1967
    Oil on board
    14 x 18 ins
    35.56 x 45.72 cm
    Signed and dated on verso
  • Alex Katz, Open Tulips, 1968-1970
    Alex Katz
    Open Tulips, 1968-1970
    Oil on canvas
    42 x 24 inches
    42 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches framed
  • Alex Katz, Orange Hat #1 (Ada), 1973
    Alex Katz
    Orange Hat #1 (Ada), 1973
    Oil on canvas
    34 x 48 inches, 36 1/2 x 50 x 2 inches (framed)
    86.36 x 121.92 cm
    No Signature
  • Alex Katz, Pink Petunia #2, 1968
    Alex Katz
    Pink Petunia #2, 1968
    Oil on canvas
    18 x 32 ins
    45.72 x 81.28 cm
  • Alex Katz, Portrait of Ada, 1972
    Alex Katz
    Portrait of Ada, 1972
    Graphite on paper
    14 x 20 ins
    35.56 x 50.8 cm
    Signed and dated 'Alex Katz 72' lower right
  • Alex Katz, Portrait of Irvin N. Ives, 1957
    Alex Katz
    Portrait of Irvin N. Ives, 1957
    Oil on masonite
    36 x 24 inches
    39 3/4 x 28 x 1/4 inches framed
  • Alex Katz, Red Roses, 1966
    Alex Katz
    Red Roses, 1966
    Oil on canvas
    14 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches, 15 1/8 x 15 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches framed
    35.88 x 35.88 cm
    Signed and dated on front
  • Alex Katz, Tan Woods, 1993
    Alex Katz
    Tan Woods, 1993
    Oil on canvas
    72 x 78 inches, 74 x 80 x 3 inches (framed)
    182.88 x 198.12 cm
    No signature
  • Alex Katz, The Wedding Dress, 1992
    Alex Katz
    The Wedding Dress, 1992
    Oil on canvas board
    20 x 16 inches, 20 1/2 x 16 3/8 x 1 inches (framed)
    50.8 x 40.64 cm
  • Alex Katz, Tiger Lily, 1968
    Alex Katz
    Tiger Lily, 1968
    Oil on canvas
    32 x 49 inches, 38 1/2 x 55 1/2 x 2 inches framed
    81.28 x 124.46 cm
    Signed and dated 68
Biography

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Alex Katz is an American figurative artist best-known for his paintings, prints and sculptures. He attended The Cooper Union in New York from 1946 to 1949 and later studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine from 1949 to 1950. The Skowhegan School cultivated his love for painting through its emphasis on painting en plein air and from life. Katz once stated that natural light was the only way to achieve an objects true color. Every year since the 1950s, Katz has spent the summer painting at his 19th century farmhouse in Maine. He is inspired by the freedom and spontaneity of nature.  Katz also drew inspiration from Jackson Pollock's use of space, which lead him to paint an all-over series of trees. Katz's work has been described as an environment the viewers can immerse themselves in.

 

In the 1980s, Katz had become famous for his "bold simplicity," bright colors and flattened objects, which earned him recognition as a pop artist. The majority of his work is limited to portraits, landscapes/flowers and his wife, Ada, who has been the subject of over 250 of his works. Katz also developed Cutouts, which he paints on panels of wood or aluminum and mounts onto stands or the wall. Alex Katz continues to work in New York and Maine.

 

 Katz's work is included in over 100 public collections worldwide, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the MoMA, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

 

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