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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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American Dance Festival, Alex Katz

American Dance Festival

Alex Katz

Print - 149.9 x 88.9 cm

€1,245

Maine Cow, Alex Katz

Maine Cow

Alex Katz

Sculpture - 124.5 x 184.2 x 26 cm

Price upon request

American Dance Festival 1987, Alex Katz

American Dance Festival 1987

Alex Katz

Print - 152.4 x 77.5 cm

€1,245

American Dance Festival 70th Anniversary, Alex Katz

American Dance Festival 70th Anniversary

Alex Katz

Print - 81.3 x 134.6 cm

€934

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

William Dunas Dance, Pamela-American Dance Festival

Alex Katz

Print - 74.9 x 50.8 cm

€1,245

American Dance Festival 1993, Alex Katz

American Dance Festival 1993

Alex Katz

Print - 152.4 x 61 cm

€1,245

Vivien (On Green) - Guggenheim Show Gathering 2022, Alex Katz

Vivien (On Green) - Guggenheim Show Gathering 2022

Alex Katz

Print - 81 x 61 cm

€8,500

Ada Purple and Black (Set of Two) - Guggenheim Show Gathering in New York 2022, Alex Katz

Ada Purple and Black (Set of Two) - Guggenheim Show Gathering in New York 2022

Alex Katz

Print - 45 x 59.7 cm

€15,000 €13,500

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

Reflection 2 - Guggenheim Show 2022 - 95th Birthday

Alex Katz

Print - 119.4 x 100.3 cm

€15,000

Harbor 10, 2006, Alex Katz

Harbor 10, 2006

Alex Katz

Print - 60 x 50 x 0.1 cm

€6,200

Figures on beach, Alex Katz

Figures on beach

Alex Katz

Print - 34.8 x 50 x 0.1 cm

€5,000

Grey Dress | Diane von Furstenberg Dress - Guggenheim Show Gathering New York 2022, Alex Katz

Grey Dress | Diane von Furstenberg Dress - Guggenheim Show Gathering New York 2022

Alex Katz

Print - 91.5 x 71.2 cm

€12,500

House and Barn, 1954/2008, Alex Katz

House and Barn, 1954/2008

Alex Katz

Print - 34.8 x 50 x 0.1 cm

€5,000

Wildflowers in Vase, Alex Katz

Wildflowers in Vase

Alex Katz

Print - 50 x 34.8 x 0.1 cm

€5,000

Red Sails, 2008, Alex Katz

Red Sails, 2008

Alex Katz

Print - 34.8 x 50 x 0.1 cm

€5,000

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

Night: William Dunas Dance (Pamela) Suite

Alex Katz

Print - 63.5 x 78.7 cm

€20,753

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

Grey Ribbon | Ada 3 times from the Alex And Ada Suite

Alex Katz

Print - 82.5 x 91.4 cm

€12,500

Sissel, 2006, Alex Katz

Sissel, 2006

Alex Katz

Print - 50.8 x 59.7 x 0.1 cm

€6,200

Untitled (Flying Carpet), Alex Katz

Untitled (Flying Carpet)

Alex Katz

Print - 34.8 x 50 x 0.1 cm

€5,000

Coca Cola Girls 5, Alex Katz

Coca Cola Girls 5

Alex Katz

Print - 101.6 x 142.2 cm

€18,236

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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.

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