Alex Katz

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Birthday
24, 1927
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
24, 1927 (age 91)
Birthplace
New York

About

Influential pop artist whose work was exhibited in New York, Dublin, Venice, and London, among other cities. His paintings were large and simple, but bold and colorful. He was inspired by Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro.

Before Fame

He committed his life to art after studying at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. He fell in love with Maine and would devote a large portion of his output to depicting the state's landscapes.

Trivia

He worked in many mediums, creating sculptures, paintings, and prints.

Family Life

His family was Jewish who had come to Brooklyn after his father's factory was lost during the Soviet Revolution. He married his longtime muse Ada Katz in the 1950s.

Associated With

He collaborated with poet John Ashbery on works such as "Fragment" in 1966 and "Coma Berenices" in 2005.