Ada in Hat (from Alex & Ada portfolio)

About Alex Katz

New York School painter Alex Katz developed his highly stylized aesthetic in reaction to 1950s Abstract Expressionism, finding his own distinctive resolution between formalism and representation. His brightly colored figurative and landscape paintings are rendered in a flat style that takes cues from everyday visual culture like advertising and cinema, in many ways anticipating both the formal and conceptual concerns of Pop Art. Well known for his many portraits of his wife and muse, Ada, Katz has also dedicated himself to printmaking and freestanding sculptures of cutout figures painted on wood or aluminum.

American, b. 1927, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Recent acquisitions Fall 2016, Ludorff, Duesseldorf
2016
East Building Permanent Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Alex Katz, Serpentine Galleries, London
2015
Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Alex Katz: Recent Works, Kenneth A. Friedman & Co., Calabasas
2016
Alex Katz: Ladies & Landscapes, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York
2016
Alex Katz: New and Recent works, Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco
2016
Alex Katz, Serpentine Galleries, London
2016
Alex Katz: Present Tense (New York), Richard Gray Gallery, New York
2016
Alex Katz: Present Tense (Chicago), Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
2015
Alex Katz Works on paper and recent prints, Aurifer AG, Schaan / Liechtenstein
2015
Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville
2015
Alex Katz: Black Dress, McClain Gallery, Houston

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Recent acquisitions Fall 2016, Ludorff, Duesseldorf
2016
East Building Permanent Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2015
40 Jahre - 40 Meisterwerke, Ludorff, Duesseldorf
2015
SPACE AGE - GROUP EXHIBITION, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris-Pantin
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