Biography

Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA in 1927Lives and works in New York Education 2000The Cooper Union Annual Artist of the City Award1994Cooper Union Art School creates the Alex Katz Visiting Chair in Painting with the endowment provided by the sale of ten paintings donated by the artist1949-50Studies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine1946-49Studies at the Cooper Union Art School, New York Selected Solo Exhibitions 2021Voorlinden Museum, Wassenaar (upcoming)2020Gladstone Gallery, RomaAlex Katz - Retrospective, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, MadridFosun Foundation, Shanghai2019Monica De Cardenas, ZuozRichard Gray Gallery, ChicagoFocus on: Alex Katz, Dallas Museum of Art, DallasGavin Brown's Enterprise, New YorkAlex Katz, Daegu Art Museum, DaeguRed Dancers, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisContemporary Conterpoint / Alex Katz. Water Lilies - series Homage to Monet, 2009-2010, Musée de l'Orangerie, ParisBigger is Better, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz

2018Alex Katz, curated by Jacob Proctor, Museum Brandhorst, MünichArtist Rooms, Tate Liverpool, LiverpoolMuseum Brandhorst, Kunstareal, MünichBrand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New YorkDancers and Models, Lotte Museum of Art, Songpa-gu, SeoulGrass and Trees,Richard Gray Gallery, ChicagoSmall Paintings, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca RatonThree Paintings, Peter Blum Gallery, New YorkA Life in Print, Bellevue Arts Museum, BellevueCut outs, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York2017Dancers, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgAlex Katz: Black and White, Tampa Museum of art, TampaBrand- New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, The Cleveland Museum of Art, ClevelandCartoons, Galeria Javier Lopez, MadridSubway Drawings, Timoty Taylor, New York2016Alex Katz: small paintings and drawings 1990 - 2016, Monica De Cardenas, MilanoNew Landscapes, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisAlex Katz: Small paintings, Center for Maine Contemporary ArtQuick Light, Serpentine Gallery, LondonGavin Brown's Enterprise, New YorkPresent Tense: Sixty Years of Master Drawings, Richard Gray Gallery, New York and Chicago2015Alex Katz at the Met, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkAlex Katz: Portraits, Galeria Javier Lopez, MadridThis is Now, Guggenheim, BilbaoBlack Paintings, Timothy Gallery, LondonGavin Brown's Enterprise, New YorkThis is Now, High Museum of Art, AtlantaBrand New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine2014Artist Rooms, Tate Modern, LondonDrawings, cartoons, paintings, Albertina, Vienna45 Years of Portraits 1969 - 2014, Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisTimothy Taylor Gallery, LondonGavin Brown's Enterprise, New YorkLuciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo356 S. Mission Road, Los AngelesAlex Katz: Red HatGaleria Javier Lopez, MadridARTIST ROOMS Alex Katz, Tate Modern, London2013Small paintings 1987-2013, Peter Blum Gallery, New YorkGalleria Monica De Cardenas, ZuozAlex Katz New York/Maine, Museum der Moderne SalzburgLandscapes, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, ZürichAlex Katz & Felix Vallotton, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, LausanneSelections from the Collection of the Guggenheim Museum BilbaoAlex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor2012Alex Katz Prints, Museum of Fine Arts BostonColby Museum, MaineTimothy Taylor Gallery, LondonTate St. Ives, Cornwall, UKEssl Museum, ViennaTurner Contemporary, MargateGavin Brown's enterprise, New York2011Museum Ostwall, DortmundKestnergesellschaft, HannoverPrints, Paintings, Cutouts, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, WienCool Prints, Jewish Museum, Frankfurt am MainPhiladelphia Museum of ArtFace the Music, Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisGavin Brown's Enterprise, New YorkOnce life in time, Galleria Javier López, Madrid2010Timothy Taylor, LondonAlbertina, WienNational Portrait Gallery, LondonAn American Way of Seeing, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, KleveSeeing, Drawing, Making, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York2009Museo delle Arti di Catanzaro (MARCA), CatanzaroAlex Katz: Seeing, Drawing, Making, The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, FloridaGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisPace Wildenstein, New York2008Galleria Monica De Cardenas, MilanoGalerie Jablonka, BerlinSubject To Reversal, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago2007Galleria Monica De Cardenas, ZuozOne Flight Up, Timothy Taylor Gallery, LondonCutouts, Galeria Javier Lopez, MadridAlex Katz: New York, Irish Museum of Modern Art, DublinAlex Katz in European Collections,  The Langen Foundation NeussScheringa Museum voor Realisme, The NetherlandsPaintings, studies, cartoons, Galeria Toni Tapis, BarcelonaSmile, A cycle of eleven paintings from 1993-94, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York2006Alex Katz Paints Ada, Jewish Museum, New YorkThe Sixties, Pace Wildenstein Gallery, New YorkWoodcut and Linocuts, Colby College Museum of Modern Art, WatervilleSmall Paintings, Galerie Bernd Klüser, MunichNew Paintings, Richard Gray Gallery, ChicagoTexas Gallery, Houston2005Galleria Monica De Cardenas, MilanoFirst Sight. Peter Blum Gallery, New YorkMan in White Shirt. Galeria Javier Lopez, MadridAlex Katz in Maine. Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine2004Pinturas recientes. CAC Málaga, MálagaStella Art Gallery, MoscowCartoons and Paintings. Albertina Museum, Vienna2003Small Portraits and Large Landscapes. Galleria Monica De Cardenas, MilanoFlowers and Landscapes. Pace Wildenstein, New YorkPortraits. Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, VeniceCut-outs. Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg.Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago2002In Your Face. Kunst-und Austellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, BonnSmall Paintings. Timothy Taylor Gallery, LondonTacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WashingtonGalerie Bernd Klüster, MunichGaleria Mario Siqueira, Braga, PortugalSmall Paintings, travelin exhibition: Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips AcademyAndover, Mass. Travelled to Whitney Museum of American Art, NY2001Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, ModenaGalerie Barbara Thumm, BerlinThe Complete Woodcuts and Linocuts. Peter Blum Gallery, New YorkPace Wildenstein, New York2000Smile Again: Paintings of the 60's. Jablonka Galerie, CologneArts Club of Chicago, ChicagoRegarding Alex Katz. Carnegie Museum of Art, PittsburgPaintings of the 80's, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgGalleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano1999Marines And More. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgWorks on Paper. Brent Sikkema, New YorkGalleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, TrentoChange of Scene. Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main1998Twentyfive Years of Painting. The Saatchi Collection, LondonPortraits, Drawings, Sketches. Kulturring Sundern, SundernGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisNew Works. Galerie Barbara Thumm, BerlinUnder the Stars: American Landscape1951-1995. P.S.1Contemporary Art Centre, Long Island City, New YorkCentro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires1997Landscapes and Figures. Fred Hoffman Fine Art, Santa MonicaPaintings. Jablonka Galerie, ColognePintura. Galeria Mario Sequeira, BragaGalleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano1996Dawn. Peter Blum, New YorkRecent Paintings. Marlborough Gallery, New YorkUnder the Stars: Landscapes1951-1995. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore,Maryland. Traveled to Norton Museum of Art West Palm Beach,F; Portland Musuem of Art, Portland;Institute for Contemporary Art/P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island CityAlex Katz at Colby College. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville1995Paintings and Works on Paper. Baldwin Gallery, AspenAmerican Landscape. Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden1994Landscapes 1954-1956. Robert Miller Gallery, New York1993Rubenstein/Diacono, New York1992Drawings 1946-1989. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville1991Small Paintings. Contemporary Museum, HonoluluA Drawing Retrospective. Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York Traveled to Colby College Museum of Art,Waterville, Maine, March; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock1990Paintings, Drawings and Cutouts. Orlando Museum of Art, FloridaMaking Faces: Self-Portraits by Alex Katz. North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh.Traveled to The Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey, J.B. Speed ArtMuseum of Art, New Jersey, J.B. Speed Art Museum, LouisvilleGalleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena1989Galerie Bernd Klüser, MünchenRecent Paintings.Institute of Contemporary arts, LondonGalleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena1988A Print Retrospective. The Brooklyn Museum, New YorkThe Seibu Museum of Art, The Seed Hall, Tokyo, Traveled toNocturnal Paintings. The Cleveland Museum of Art1986Retrospective Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York traveled to the Center for the Fine Arts, Miami1985Alex Katz Paints a Picture. Houghton Gallery, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art New York William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, RocklandAn Exhibition Featuring Works from the Collection of Paul J. Schupf. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine and Bowdoin  College Museum of Art, Brunswick, MaineTwelve Hours. Mario Diacono Gallery, BostonPaintings by Alex Katz. Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University1984Alex Katz-Process and Development: Small Paintings from the Collection of Paul J. Schupf '58. The Picker Art Gallery, Charles A. Dana Creative Arts Center, Colgate University, Hamilton1981Birmingham Museum of Art, AlabamaPaintings and Drawings 1959-79. Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati1980Rush-An Environmental Wall Piece. Hartnell College GallerySalinas, California. Traveled to University Art Museum, University of California, Santa BarbaraPrints. Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.Centro Colombo-Americano, Bogota1979Prints. Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, GreensboroCutouts. Robert Miller Gallery, New York1978Alex Katz in the Seventies. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts1977Recent Paintings. Fresno Arts Center and Museum, CaliforniaTravelled to Art Galleries California state University, Long Beach; Seattle art Museum;Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia, CanadaGalerie Roger d'Amécourt, Paris1975Marlborough Fine Art, London1974Recent Works from the Collection of Paul J. Schupf. The PickerArt Gallery, Charles A. Dana Creative Arts Center, Colgate University, Hamilton, New YorkDavison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, ConnecticutPrints. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Traveled to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City; The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis1973Marlborough Gallery, New York1972Reed College Art Gallery, Portland1971Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Traveled to The Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego; MinnesotaMuseum of Art, St. Paul; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford.Galerie Brusberg, Hannover1969Alex Katz at Cheat Lake.  Mont Chateau Lodge, West Virginia University, Morgantown.Presented by West Virginia University and the West Virginia Arts and Humanities Council1964Fischbach Gallery, New York1963Thibaut Gallery, New YorK1962Flat Statues. Tanager Gallery, New YorkThe Set for 'George Washington Crossing the Delaware'Martha Jackson Gallery, New York1960Stable Gallery, New York1959Tanager Gallery, New York1958The Sun Gallery, Provincetown1957Paintings. Roko Gallery, New York1954Paintings. Roko Gallery, New York


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