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Alex Katz

United States Born in: 1927 Masterpieces

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

Alex Katz

Night: William Dunas Dance (Pamela) Suite, 1983
25 x 31 inch
Print

$20,000

Our recommendations Alex Katz, Maine Cow, Sculpture

Alex Katz

Maine Cow, 2007
49 x 72.5 x 10.25 inch
Sculpture

100,000 - $ 250,000

Alex Katz, American Dance Festival, Print

Alex Katz

American Dance Festival, 1998
59 x 35 inch
Print

$1,200

Alex Katz, American Dance Festival 1993, Print

Alex Katz

American Dance Festival 1993, 1993
60 x 24 inch
Print

$1,200

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

Alex Katz

William Dunas Dance, Pamela-American Dance Festival, 1979
29.5 x 20 inch
Print

$1,199

Alex Katz, American Dance Festival 1987, Print

Alex Katz

American Dance Festival 1987, 1987
60 x 30.5 inch
Print

$1,199

Alex Katz, American Dance Festival 70th Anniversary, Print

Alex Katz

American Dance Festival 70th Anniversary, 2003
32 x 53 inch
Print

$900

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

Alex Katz

Grey Dress | Diane von Furstenberg Dress, 1992
36 x 28 inch
Print

$11,339

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
32.5 x 36 inch
Print

$14,919

Alex Katz, Diana, Print

Alex Katz

Diana, 2014
36.5 x 37.5 x 1 inch
Print

$12,500

Alex Katz, Beauty 4, Print

Alex Katz

Beauty 4, 2019
20.1 x 18.9 inch
Print

$4,177

Alex Katz, Beauty 6, Print

Alex Katz

Beauty 6, 2020
20.1 x 18.9 inch
Print

$4,177

Alex Katz, Beauty 5, Print

Alex Katz

Beauty 5, 2019
20.1 x 18.9 inch
Print

$4,177

Alex Katz, Homage to Degas, Print

Alex Katz

Homage to Degas, 2020
35 x 70.1 inch
Print

$14,322

Alex Katz, Red Hat Ada, Print

Alex Katz

Red Hat Ada, 2015
59.8 x 42.9 inch
Print

$33,419

Alex Katz, Three Trees, Print

Alex Katz

Three Trees, 2016
37 x 59 inch
Print

$16,709

Alex Katz, Sasha 2, Print

Alex Katz

Sasha 2, 2016
34 x 34 x 1 inch
Print

Sold

Our recommendations Alex Katz, Pink Kym, Print

Alex Katz

Pink Kym, 1995
24 x 19.1 inch
Print

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Alex Katz, Late July, 1, Print

Alex Katz

Late July, 1, 1971
22 x 28.3 inch
Print

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Our recommendations Alex Katz, Rose Bud, Print

Alex Katz

Rose Bud, 2019
44.1 x 33.1 inch
Print

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Alex Katz, Sasha, Print

Alex Katz

Sasha, 2016
32 x 15 inch
Print

Sold

Our recommendations Alex Katz, Sunny, Sculpture

Alex Katz

Sunny, 2004
5.1 x 5.9 x 2 inch
Sculpture

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