Alex Katz, ‘Michael’, 1977, Mark Borghi Fine Art
Alex Katz, ‘Michael’, 1977, Mark Borghi Fine Art

"Alex Katz: Small Paintings," Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, March 8 - March 26, 1983.

The Artist
Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Private collection, acquired from above in 1983

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