Alex Katz is active/lives in New York, Maine. Alex Katz is known for post modernist figure and still-life painting, printmaking.
The son of Russian immigrants, Alex Katz was born July 24, 1927 in
Brooklyn, New York and raised in Queens in a liberal, Bohemian
setting. He is a figure
painter of realistic portraits of friends and family, and his figures
are usually relaxed
close-ups from a frontal perspective and appear in a flattened
manner. With his artwork, he strives to convey the feeling
that it is good
to be alive. It has been said that his style highly influenced
popularity of New Realism in the 1970s. Along with his associates
and Philip Pearlstein, and others who were struggling against the
'titanic presences of Pollock and de Kooning' and other abstract
Katz studied three years (1946-49) at Cooper ... Displaying 750 of 12193 characters.