Alex Katz

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The U.S. artist Alex Katz (born in Brooklyn, N.Y. 1927) is considered the world’s most important representative of figurative realism and a decisive pioneer of Pop Art in the United States. 
Since the 1950s, Katz has left his mark on the art world with an unmistakable style: he is known for his depiction of the here and now, celebrated for his portraits of style-conscious women and his impressionistic landscape depictions. Portraits, landscapes, city scenes, and floral compositions reveal the versatility of his oeuvre. His painterly virtuosity, which emphasizes the quality of color and light, is always captivating. The artist focuses on subjects of his immediate environment. For example, the iconic portraits of his wife Ada have been a recurring motif for the past 60 years, allowing us to understand Katz’s artistic development.

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1927

born in New York, USA

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