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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
Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
Dancers and Models, Lotte Museum of Art, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Grass and Trees,Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
Small Paintings, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton
Three Paintings, Peter Blum Gallery, New York
A Life in Print, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue
Cut outs, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
2017
Dancers, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
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 Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Alex Katz: Small paintings, Center for Maine Contemporary Art Quick Light, Serpentine Gallery, London
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
Present Tense: Sixty Years of Master Drawings, Richard Gray Gallery, New York and Chicago
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 Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
Prints, Paintings, Cutouts, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, Wien
Cool Prints, Jewish Museum, Frankfurt am Main
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
Museo delle Arti di Catanzaro (MARCA), Catanzaro
Alex Katz: Seeing, Drawing, Making, The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Pace Wildenstein, New York
2008
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Galerie Jablonka, Berlin
Subject To Reversal, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
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
Scheringa Museum voor Realisme, The Netherlands
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
Small Paintings, travelin exhibition: Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy Andover, Mass. Travelled to Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
2001
Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena
Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
The Complete Woodcuts and Linocuts. Peter Blum Gallery, 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
Paintings of the 80's, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
1999
Marines And More. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
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
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
Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires
1997
Landscapes and Figures. Fred Hoffman Fine Art, Santa Monica
Paintings. Jablonka Galerie, Cologne
Pintura. Galeria Mario Sequeira, Braga
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
1996
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 
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
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
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, Vancouver
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
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
Flat Statues. Tanager Gallery, New York
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
Paintings. Roko Gallery, New York
1954
Paintings. Roko Gallery, New York

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