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Biography

Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA in 1927.
Lives and works in New York.

Education
2000
The Cooper Union Annual Artist of the City Award.
1994
Cooper Union Art School creates the Alex Katz Visiting Chair in Painting with the endowment provided by the
sale of ten paintings donated by the artist.
1949-50
Studies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
1946-49
Studies at the Cooper Union Art School, New York

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
Small Paintings, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton
Three Paintings, Peter Blum Gallery, New York
2017
Alex Katz: Black and White, Tampa Museum of art, Tampa
Brand- New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland
Cartoons, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid
Subway Drawings, Timoty Taylor, New York
2016
Alex Katz: Small paintings and drawings 1990 - 2016, Monica De Cardenas, Milano
New Landscapes, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris
Alex Katz: Small paintings, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland
Quick Light, Serpentine Gallery, London
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
Present Tense: Sixty Years of Master Drawings, Richard Gray Gallery, New York 
2015

Alex Katz at the Met, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Alex Katz: Portraits, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid
This is Now, Guggenheim, Bilbao
Black Paintings, Timothy Gallery, London
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
This is Now, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Brand New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine
2014
Artist Rooms, Tate Modern, London
Drawings, cartoons, paintings, Albertina, Vienna
45 Years of Portraits 1969 - 2014, Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo
356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles
Alex Katz: Red Hat
Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid
ARTIST ROOMS Alex Katz, Tate Modern, London
2013
Small paintings 1987-2013, Peter Blum Gallery, New York
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz
Alex Katz New York/Maine, Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Landscapes, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich 
Alex Katz & Felix Vallotton, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
Selections from the Collection of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao 
Alex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor
2012
Alex Katz Prints, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Colby Museum, Maine
Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK
Essl Museum, Vienna 
Turner Contemporary, Margate
Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
2011
Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
Prints, Paintings, Cutouts, Kunsthalle Würth, Schäbisch Hall, Wien
Cool Prints, Jewish Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Face the Music, Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
Once life in time, Galleria Javier López, Madrid
2010
Timothy Taylor, London
Albertina, Wien
National Portrait Gallery, London
An American Way of Seeing, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve
Seeing, Drawing, Making, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
2009
On Paper, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland (group exhibitions)
Museo delle Arti di Catanzaro (MARCA), Catanzaro, Italy
The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland; Musée Grenoble, Grenoble; Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve,
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Pace Wildenstein, New York
2008-09
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Seeing, Drawing, Making, The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida
2007
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz
One Flight Up, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Cutouts, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid
Alex Katz: New York, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Alex Katz in European Collections, The Langen Foundation Neuss, Germany;
Scheringa Museum voor Realisme, The Netherlands
Alex Katz: paintings, studies, cartoons, Galeria Toni Tapis, Barcelona
Smile, A cycle of eleven paintings from 1993-94, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York
2006
Alex Katz Paints Ada, Jewish Museum, New York
The Sixties, Pace Wildenstein Gallery, New York
Woodcut and Linocuts, Colby College Museum of Modern Art, Waterville
Small Paintings, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich
New Paintings, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
Texas Gallery, Houston
2005
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
First Sight. Peter Blum Gallery, New York
Man in White Shirt. Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid
Alex Katz in Maine. Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine
2004
Pinturas recientes. CAC Málaga, Málaga
Stella Art Gallery, Moscow
Cartoons and Paintings. Albertina Museum, Vienna
2003
Small Portraits and Large Landscapes. Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Flowers and Landscapes. Pace Wildenstein, New York
Portraits. Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice
Cut-outs. Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg.
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
2002
In Your Face. Kunst-und Austellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Small Paintings. Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
Galerie Bernd Klüster, Munich
Galeria Mario Siqueira, Braga, Portugal
2001-03
Small Paintings. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy
Andover, Mass. Travelled to Whitney Museum of American Art, NY;
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; Oklahoma City Art
Museum; Austin Museum of Art, Austin.
2001
Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena
Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
The Complete Woodcuts and Linocuts. Peter Blum, New York
Pace Wildenstein, New York
2000
Smile Again: Paintings of the 60's. Jablonka Galerie, Cologne
Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago
Regarding Alex Katz. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg
Alex Katz: Paintings of the 80's. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan
1999
Marines And More. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Works on Paper. Brent Sikkema, New York
Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento
Change of Scene. Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
1998
Twentyfive Years of Painting. The Saatchi Collection, London
Portraits, Drawings, Sketches. Kulturring Sundern, Sundern, Germany
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
New Works. Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Under the Stars: American Landscape1951-1995. P.S.1
Contemporary Art Centre, Long Island City, New York
Alex Katz. Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1997
Landscapes and Figures. Fred Hoffman Fine Art, Santa Monica
Paintings. Jablonka Galerie, Cologne
Pintura. Galeria Mario Sequeira, Braga, Portugal
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
1996
Alex Katz: Dawn. Peter Blum, New York
Recent Paintings. Marlborough Gallery, New York
Under 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 City
Alex Katz at Colby College. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville
1995
Paintings and Works on Paper. Baldwin Gallery, Aspen
American Landscape. Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden
1994
Landscapes 1954-1956. Robert Miller Gallery, New York
1993
Rubenstein/Diacono, New York
1992
Drawings 1946-1989. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville
1991
Small Paintings. Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
A 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 Rock
1990
Paintings, Drawings and Cutouts. Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Making Faces: Self-Portraits by Alex Katz. North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh.
Traveled to The Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey, J.B. Speed Art
Museum of Art, New Jersey, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville
Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena
1989
Galerie Bernd Klüser, München
Recent Paintings.Institute of Contemporary arts, London
Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena
1988
A Print Retrospective. The Brooklyn Museum, New York
The Seibu Museum of Art, The Seed Hall, Tokyo, Traveled to
Nocturnal Paintings. The Cleveland Museum of Art
1986
Alex Katz, Retrospective Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York traveled to the Center for the
Fine Arts, Miami
1985
Alex Katz Paints a Picture. Houghton Gallery, Cooper Union for the
Advancement of Science and Art New York
William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Rockland
An Exhibition Featuring Works from the Collection of Paul J.
Schupf. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine and Bowdoin
College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Twelve Hours. Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston
Paintings by Alex Katz. Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University
1984
Alex 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, Hamilton
1981
Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama
Paintings and Drawings 1959-79. Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
1980
Rush-An Environmental Wall Piece. Hartnell College Gallery
Salinas, California. Traveled to University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara
Prints. Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.Centro Colombo-Americano, Bogota
1979
Prints. Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Cutouts. Robert Miller Gallery, New York
1978
Alex Katz in the Seventies. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
1977
Recent Paintings. Fresno Arts Center and Museum, California
Travelled to Art Galleries California state University, Long Beach; Seattle art Museum;
Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada
Galerie Roger d'Amécourt, Paris
1975
Marlborough Fine Art, London
1974
Recent Works from the Collection of Paul J. Schupf. The Picker
Art Gallery, Charles A. Dana Creative Arts Center, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
Alex Katz Prints. 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, Indianapolis
1973
Marlborough Gallery, New York
1972
Reed College Art Gallery, Portland
1971
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Traveled to The Art Gallery, University
of California, San Diego; Minnesota
Museum of Art, St. Paul; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford.
Galerie Brusberg, Hannover
1969
Alex Katz at Cheat Lake. Mont Chateau Lodge, West Virginia University, Morgantown.
Presented by West Virginia University and the West Virginia Arts and Humanities Council
1964
Fischbach Gallery, New York
1963
Thibaut Gallery, New York
1962
Alex Katz: Flat Statues. Tanager Gallery, New York
Alex Katz: The Set for 'George Washington Crossing the Delaware'.
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York
1960
Stable Gallery, New York
1959
Tanager Gallery, New York
1958
The Sun Gallery, Provincetown
1957
Roko Gallery, New York
1954
Roko Gallery, New York

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