Alex Katz, ‘Ronnie’, 1979, Corridor Contemporary
Alex Katz, ‘Ronnie’, 1979, Corridor Contemporary
Alex Katz, ‘Ronnie’, 1979, Corridor Contemporary

Signature: signed and dated 'Alex Katz 79' (upper right)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Lincoln, De Cordova and Dana Museum and Park; Austin, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas; Evanston, Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University; Williamstown, Williams College Museum of Art; Akron Art Museum and Madison Art Center, American Realism: Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors, November 1985-September 1987, pp. 110 and 149 (illustrated).

American Realism: Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors, November 1985-September 1987, pp. 110 and 149 (illustrated).

Marlborough Gallery, New York
Glenn C. Janss, Sun Valley
Private collection, Texas
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 7 November 1991, lot 439
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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