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Alex Katz

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Birthplace
Brooklyn, New York.

Birth year
1927

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York

Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2015 15
Luciana Brito Galeria
 
Oct, 2015 This is Now
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
 
Oct, 2015 Alex Katz at the Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
 
Oct, 2015 Diebenkorn in the Bedroom, DeFeo in the Den: Generous Gifts from the Dixon and Barbara Farley Collection
San Jose Museum of Art
 
Statement

Alex Katz is an American figurative artist associated with the Pop art movement. During his first ten years as a painter, Katz admitted to destroying a thousand paintings. Since the 1950s, he worked to create art more “freely” in the sense that he tried to paint “faster than [he] can think.” His works seem simple, but according to Katz they are more reductive, which is fitting to his personality.

In 1994 Cooper Union Art School created the Alex Katz Visiting Chair in Painting with the endowment provided by the sale of ten paintings donated by the artist. It was only during the last decade that his art gained world wide acceptance, as it is now considered influential on much younger generations of artists. In 2007, Katz had a major solo show at the New York State Museum.

You can visit his offical web site here.

 

Recent Exhibits

Alex Katz participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2015 Tightrope Walk: Painted Images After Abstraction
White Cube, Bermondsey
 
Oct, 2015 This is Now
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
 
Sep, 2015 Space Age
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Pantin
 
Aug, 2015 New Works on Paper
Meyerovich Gallery
 
Jul, 2015 Peter Blum Edition: Books and Prints
Peter Blum Gallery
 
Jul, 2015 Pauline à la plage
Galerie de Multiples
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Alex Katz
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Alex Katz has Exhibited at these venues:

Luciana Brito Galeria White Cube, Bermondsey
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao The Metropolitan Museum of Art
San Jose Museum of Art Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Pantin
Meyerovich Gallery Peter Blum Gallery
Galerie de Multiples Leslie Sacks Gallery
FreedmanArt Mana Contemporary
Gavin Brown's Enterprise Timothy Taylor
Galerie Almine Rech Pace Gallery - 57th St.
MIT List Visual Arts Center McClain Gallery
Carbono Galeria Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg Villa Kast
Museum Frieder Burda The Colby College Museum of Art
Paul Kasmin Gallery 515 West 27th Street Paul Kasmin Gallery - 10th Ave
Marlborough Broome Street High Museum of Art
Cantor Arts Center Albertina
A&D Gallery Adamar Fine Arts
Tate Modern National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
Turner Carroll Gallery Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
Mead Art Museum de la Cruz Collection
Marlborough Chelsea Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga Industry City
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg Halle
GALERIE FLUEGEL-RONCAK San Diego Museum of Art
Nassau County Museum DC Moore Gallery
Untitled New York Meyer Fine Art Inc.
scape The Warhol (The Andy Warhol Museum)
MA GALERIE - Samuel Le Paire The Chrysler Museum of Art
GRAPHICSTUDIO | Institute for Research in Art Turner Contemporary
Octavia Art Gallery M+B
ACME Fine Art Hunterdon Art Museum
Galerie Lena Brüning Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
Montclair Art Museum James Cohan Gallery Shanghai
Visual Arts Center - University of Texas Freight+Volume
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Beck Building)
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art IPCNY International Print Center New York
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris MoMA PS1
Peter Blum Gallery- Soho Hickory Museum of Art
Visual Arts Gallery at the School of Visual Arts Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Law Building)
RH Gallery Elga Wimmer PCC
Kohn Gallery Charlotte Jackson Fine Art (Railyard)
Mary Ryan Gallery National Portrait Gallery
Richard Levy Gallery Woodward Gallery
Galerie van Gelder Russell Bowman Art Advisory
Robert Miller Gallery Pace Gallery - 25th St.
Katz Contemporary Pace Gallery 508 W. 25th
White Columns LewAllen Galleries (Railyard)
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center Parrish Art Museum
Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago Jim Kempner Fine Art
Pier 92
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