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Alex Katz

United States Born in: 1927 Famous 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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Our recommendations Alex Katz, Pink Kym, Print

Alex Katz

Pink Kym, 1995
24 x 19.1 inch
Print

$ 3,670

Our recommendations Alex Katz, Maine Cow, Sculpture

Alex Katz

Maine Cow, 2007
49 x 72.5 x 10.25 inch
Sculpture

$ 175,000

Alex Katz, Rose Bud, Print

Alex Katz

Rose Bud, 2019
44 x 33 inch
Print

$ 10,000

Alex Katz, Sasha 2, Print

Alex Katz

Sasha 2, 2016
34 x 34 x 1 inch
Print

$ 7,340

Our recommendations Alex Katz, Sunny, Sculpture

Alex Katz

Sunny, 2004
5.1 x 5.9 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$ 4,313

Alex Katz, Pink Kym, Print

Alex Katz

Pink Kym, 1995
24 x 19.1 inch
Print

$ 4,526

Alex Katz, Grey Ribbon (from Alex and Ada, the 1960s to the 1980s series), Print

Alex Katz

Grey Ribbon (from Alex and Ada, the 1960s to the 1980s series), 1990
27.5 x 36 inch
Print

$ 4,000

Alex Katz, Sweatshirt II (from Alex and Ada, the 1960s to the 1980s series), Print

Alex Katz

Sweatshirt II (from Alex and Ada, the 1960s to the 1980s series), 1990
34.5 x 30 inch
Print

$ 4,000

Our recommendations Alex Katz, Green Jacket (from Alex and Ada, the 1960s to the 1980s series), Print

Alex Katz

Green Jacket (from Alex and Ada, the 1960s to the 1980s series), 1990
36 x 24 inch
Print

$ 4,000

Alex Katz, Late July, 1, Print

Alex Katz

Late July, 1, 1971
22 x 28.3 inch
Print

$ 5,994

Alex Katz, Dancer 2 Cut Out, Sculpture

Alex Katz

Dancer 2 Cut Out, 2020
29.1 x 16.9 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$ 26,913

Alex Katz, Homage to Degas, Print

Alex Katz

Homage to Degas, 2020
35 x 70.1 inch
Print

$ 14,680

Alex Katz, Red Hat Ada, Print

Alex Katz

Red Hat Ada, 2015
59.8 x 42.9 inch
Print

$ 34,253

Alex Katz, Black Dress, Print

Alex Katz

Black Dress, 2015
80 x 30 inch
Print

$ 34,253

Alex Katz, Rose Bud, Print

Alex Katz

Rose Bud, 2019
44.1 x 33.1 inch
Print

$ 11,568

Alex Katz, Three Trees, Print

Alex Katz

Three Trees, 2016
37 x 59 inch
Print

$ 17,127

Alex Katz, Diana, Print

Alex Katz

Diana, 2014
36 x 37 inch
Print

$ 9,995

Alex Katz, Julia and Alexandra, Print

Alex Katz

Julia and Alexandra, 1983
37 x 74 inch
Print

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Alex Katz, Sasha, Print

Alex Katz

Sasha, 2016
32 x 15 inch
Print

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