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Alex Katz

Alex Katz

United States • Born in: 1927

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Alex Katz was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927 from Russian parents. In 1946, Katz entered The Cooper Union Art School in Manhattan, a prestigious college of art, architecture, and engineering.

Alex Katz is a figurative artist. He is known for paintings, sculptures and prints and is represented by numerous galleries internationally. His paintings are divided almost equally into the genres of portraiture and landscape.

Katz's first one-person show was held at the Roko Gallery in 1954. Katz had begun to develop greater acquaintances with the New York School and their allies in the other arts. From 1955 to 1959, usually following a day of painting, Katz made small collages of figures in landscapes from hand-colored strips of delicately cut paper. In the late 1950s, he moved towards greater realism in his paintings. He embraced monochrome backgrounds, which would become a defining characteristic of his style, anticipating Pop Art and separating him from gestural figure painters and the New Perceptual Realism. In 1965, he also embarked on a prolific career in printmaking. Katz would go on to produce many editions in lithography, etching, silkscreen, woodcut and linoleum cut.

Alex Katz's work has been the subject of more than 200 solo exhibitions and nearly 500 group exhibitions internationally since 1951. Katz has received numerous accolades throughout his career. In 2007, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy Museum, New York. In 2005, Katz was the honored artist at the Chicago Humanities Festival's Inaugural Richard Gray Annual Visual Arts Series. The same year, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Colgate University, Hamilton, New York— his second Honorary Doctorate, following one from Colby College, Maine, in 1984.

Works by Alex Katz can be found in over 100 public collections worldwide. Most notably, those in America include: Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Brooklyn Museum; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Des Moines Art Center; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and many others.

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Alex Katz, Coca-cola Girl, Print

Alex Katz

Coca-cola Girl, 2021 46 x 61 cm Print

$15,445

Our recommendations Alex Katz, Maine Cow, Sculpture

Alex Katz

Maine Cow, 2007 124.5 x 184.2 x 26 cm Sculpture

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Our recommendations Alex Katz, Vivien (On Green), Print

Alex Katz

Vivien (On Green), 2022 81 x 61 cm Print

$8,901

Alex Katz, Reflection 2 -  Guggenheim Show 2022 - 95th Birthday, Print

Alex Katz

Reflection 2 - Guggenheim Show 2022 - 95th Birthday, 2021 119.4 x 100.3 cm Print

$15,707

Alex Katz, Ada x 2, Print

Alex Katz

Ada x 2, 2020 81.3 x 121.9 cm Print

$14,000

Alex Katz, American Dance Festival, Print

Alex Katz

American Dance Festival, 1998 149.9 x 88.9 cm Print

$1,200

Alex Katz, American Dance Festival 1993, Print

Alex Katz

American Dance Festival 1993, 1993 152.4 x 61 cm Print

$1,200

Alex Katz, William Dunas Dance, Pamela-American Dance Festival, Print

Alex Katz

William Dunas Dance, Pamela-American Dance Festival, 1979 74.9 x 50.8 cm Print

$1,200

Alex Katz, American Dance Festival 1987, Print

Alex Katz

American Dance Festival 1987, 1987 152.4 x 77.5 cm Print

$1,200

Alex Katz, American Dance Festival 70th Anniversary, Print

Alex Katz

American Dance Festival 70th Anniversary, 2003 81.3 x 134.6 cm Print

$900

Alex Katz, Figures on beach, Print

Alex Katz

Figures on beach, 2008 34.8 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$5,236

Alex Katz, House and Barn, 1954/2008, Print

Alex Katz

House and Barn, 1954/2008, 2008 34.8 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$5,236

Alex Katz, Wildflowers in Vase, Print

Alex Katz

Wildflowers in Vase, 2008 50 x 34.8 x 0.1 cm Print

$5,236

Alex Katz, Sunset Cove, Print

Alex Katz

Sunset Cove, 2008 34.8 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$5,236

Alex Katz, Red Sails, 2008, Print

Alex Katz

Red Sails, 2008, 2008 34.8 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$5,236

Alex Katz, Harbor 10, 2006, Print

Alex Katz

Harbor 10, 2006, 2006 60 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$6,492

Alex Katz, Harbor, Print

Alex Katz

Harbor, 2006 50.8 x 59.7 x 0.1 cm Print

$6,492

Alex Katz, Homage to Degas, Print

Alex Katz

Homage to Degas, 2020 89 x 178 cm Print

$12,566

Alex Katz, Goldenrod, Print

Alex Katz

Goldenrod, 2021 88.9 x 119.4 cm Print

$20,000

Our recommendations Alex Katz, Grey Dress | Diane von Furstenberg Dress, Print

Alex Katz

Grey Dress | Diane von Furstenberg Dress, 1992 91.5 x 71.2 cm Print

$12,566

Alex Katz, Grey Ribbon | Ada 3 times from the Alex And Ada Suite, Print

Alex Katz

Grey Ribbon | Ada 3 times from the Alex And Ada Suite, 1980 82.5 x 91.4 cm Print

$13,089

Alex Katz, Night: William Dunas Dance (Pamela) Suite, Print

Alex Katz

Night: William Dunas Dance (Pamela) Suite, 1983 63.5 x 78.7 cm Print

$20,000

Alex Katz, Untitled (Flying Carpet), Print

Alex Katz

Untitled (Flying Carpet), 2008 34.8 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$5,236

Alex Katz, Rob, Print

Alex Katz

Rob, 2021 66 x 38.1 cm Print

$5,236

Alex Katz, Perry, Print

Alex Katz

Perry, 2020 66 x 38.1 cm Print

$5,236

Alex Katz, Eric, Print

Alex Katz

Eric, 2021 66 x 38.1 cm Print

$5,236

Alex Katz, Beauty 5, Print

Alex Katz

Beauty 5, 2019 51 x 48 cm Print

$3,665

Alex Katz, Sissel, 2006, Print

Alex Katz

Sissel, 2006, 2006 50.8 x 59.7 x 0.1 cm Print

$6,492

Alex Katz, Coca Cola Girls 5, Print

Alex Katz

Coca Cola Girls 5, 2019 101.6 x 142.2 cm Print

$17,575

Alex Katz, Beauty 3, Print

Alex Katz

Beauty 3, 2019 54 x 51 cm Print

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Our recommendations Alex Katz, Pink Kym, Print

Alex Katz

Pink Kym, 1995 61 x 48.5 cm Print

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Our recommendations Alex Katz, Sunny, Sculpture

Alex Katz

Sunny, 2004 13 x 15 x 5 cm Sculpture

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Alex Katz, Beauty 6, Print

Alex Katz

Beauty 6, 2020 51 x 48 cm Print

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Alex Katz, Sasha 2, Print

Alex Katz

Sasha 2, 2016 86.4 x 86.4 x 2.5 cm Print

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Who is the artist?

Alex Katz was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927 from Russian parents. In 1946, Katz entered The Cooper Union Art School in Manhattan, a prestigious college of art, architecture, and engineering.

Alex Katz is a figurative artist. He is known for paintings, sculptures and prints and is represented by numerous galleries internationally. His paintings are divided almost equally into the genres of portraiture and landscape.

Katz's first one-person show was held at the Roko Gallery in 1954. Katz had begun to develop greater acquaintances with the New York School and their allies in the other arts. From 1955 to 1959, usually following a day of painting, Katz made small collages of figures in landscapes from hand-colored strips of delicately cut paper. In the late 1950s, he moved towards greater realism in his paintings. He embraced monochrome backgrounds, which would become a defining characteristic of his style, anticipating Pop Art and separating him from gestural figure painters and the New Perceptual Realism. In 1965, he also embarked on a prolific career in printmaking. Katz would go on to produce many editions in lithography, etching, silkscreen, woodcut and linoleum cut.

Alex Katz's work has been the subject of more than 200 solo exhibitions and nearly 500 group exhibitions internationally since 1951. Katz has received numerous accolades throughout his career. In 2007, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy Museum, New York. In 2005, Katz was the honored artist at the Chicago Humanities Festival's Inaugural Richard Gray Annual Visual Arts Series. The same year, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Colgate University, Hamilton, New York— his second Honorary Doctorate, following one from Colby College, Maine, in 1984.

Works by Alex Katz can be found in over 100 public collections worldwide. Most notably, those in America include: Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Brooklyn Museum; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Des Moines Art Center; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and many others.

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What is Alex Katz’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: New Realism

When was Alex Katz born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1927