Project Description

ALEX KATZ
ALEX KATZ
ALEX KATZ
ALEX KATZ
ALEX KATZ

ALEX KATZ

The portrait is one of the most communicative genres in the history of painting

Alex Katz (*1927 New York, USA) is a towering figure in con- temporary painting. A key artist since the early 1960s, he first emerged on the New York art scene during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism and before the birth of Pop Art, but always worked independently of these movements.
Katz is best known for his distinctive portraits of sophisticated, irresistible women, masterfully painted using precise, broad areas of color.
A major touring retrospective was organized by New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art in 1986, and Katz has exhibited widely all over the world. In more than 200 solo exhibitions and 500 group exhibitions. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate, London, the Musée National d ́Art Moderne, Paris, and the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, among many others.

ALEX KATZ

ALEX KATZ

Today

Alex Katz lives and works in New York

2015

This is Now, Exhibiert of three decades of landscape painting, organized by High Museum in Atlanta and later exhibited in the Guggenheim Museum, Bilboa

2007

Lifetime Achievement Award, National Academy Museum, New York

2005

Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

Chicago Humanities Festival’s Inaugural Richard Gray Annual Visual Arts Series – Honored Artist

2000

The Cooper Union Annual Artist of the City Award

80s and 90s

Katz focuses on landscapes

1965

Alex Katz starts the seriell production of editions

50s

Katz concentrates on portraits andespecially his wife and muse Ada.

1954

First solo exhibition at Roko Gallery

1949

The Cooper Union Art School in Manhattan

1927

born in Brookly, NY