Alex Katz, born in 1927

Alex Katz, Self Portrait, artline
Alex Katz
Alex, 1970
color lithograph, ed. 100, 29 3/4 x 21 3/8"
Alex Katz, picture, artline
Alex Katz

about the artist

For fifty plus years Katz has painted a series of portraits of his wife, Ada. These portraits have reached an iconic status. As the art historian Irving Sandler wrote in 1998, Ada "is woman, wife mother, muse, model, sociable hostess, myth, icon and New York goddess."
Here is an example of one of his images

Alex Katz, Ada, artline
Alex Katz
Ada, 2011
Japanese woodblock in thirty-one colors
ed. 70, 21 3/4 x 29 3/4"

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