Alex Katz's portraits

Highlights of the artist's large-scale works
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Alex Katz, Edith and Rudy (1957)

1 / 15 Alex Katz, Edith and Rudy (1957)

Alex Katz, White Visor (2003)

2 / 15 Alex Katz, White Visor (2003)

Alex Katz, Ulla (2009)

3 / 15 Alex Katz, Ulla (2009)

Alex Katz, Anna (2009)

4 / 15 Alex Katz, Anna (2009)

Alex Katz, Vivien (2009)

5 / 15 Alex Katz, Vivien (2009)

Alex Katz, Ada with Bathing Cap (1982)

6 / 15 Alex Katz, Ada with Bathing Cap (1982)

Alex Katz, Ada (2009)

7 / 15 Alex Katz, Ada (2009)

Alex Katz, Isca (2001)

8 / 15 Alex Katz, Isca (2001)

Alex Katz, Passing (1990)

9 / 15 Alex Katz, Passing (1990)

Alex Katz, Edwin (1972)

10 / 15 Alex Katz, Edwin (1972)

Alex Katz, The Black Jacket (1972)

11 / 15 Alex Katz, The Black Jacket (1972)

Alex Katz, The Red Smile (1963)

12 / 15 Alex Katz, The Red Smile (1963)

Alex Katz, Here’s to You (1961)

13 / 15 Alex Katz, Here’s to You (1961)

Alex Katz, The Black Dress (1960)

14 / 15 Alex Katz, The Black Dress (1960)

Alex Katz, One flight Up (1968)

15 / 15 Alex Katz, One flight Up (1968)


Alex Katz's large-scale paintings are noted for their restrained flat style, even light and minimalism.  We've put together a gallery of highlights of Katz's works - many of which feature his wife and muse Ada. The portraits show Katz's use of abrupt cinematic cropping and broad areas of colour which are iconic and enduring features of his work.


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