Alex Katz

​알렉스 카츠
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  Alex Katz is an American painter renowned for his large-scale depictions of landscapes, flowers, and portraits. Katz’s flattening of forms, simplification of detail, and alla-prima paint application, are trademarks of his work. “We compete for audiences, as artists. I'm competing with the Abstract Expressionist guys. I'll knock ‘em off the wall,” he once remarked. “If you put my work next to an aggressive A.E. painting, I'll eat most of ‘em up. And I want to compete with the kids. I'm there with the kids.” Born on July 24, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY, he attended the Cooper Union School of Art and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture as a young man. During the mid-1950s, Katz fell into the small circle of artists known as the 10th Street Scene, which included Lois Dodd, Larry Rivers, and Fairfield Porter, among others. Over the following decades, he developed his hallmark stylization through experimenting with collaged paper and aluminum cutouts. Having achieved widespread critical acclaim and commercial success, his work serves as a beacon to younger generations of artists, including Elizabeth Peyton and Julian Opie. Katz maintains residences in Lincolnville, ME, and New York, NY. Today, his works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tate Modern in London, and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., among others.

  알렉스 카츠는 미국의 화가로 큰 규모의 풍경화, 꽃 그리고 초상화를 그리는 것으로 유명하다. 카츠의 작품들엔 형태의 평면화, 디테일의 단순화와 알라-프리마 기법들이 자주 보인다. “우리는 관객을 위해서 경쟁하는 거에요, 예술가로서. 저는 추상적 표현주의자들과 경쟁하고 있는거죠. 저는 그들을 쉽게 굴복시킬 거에요”, 라며 그는 “만일 제 작품들을 적극적인 추상적 표현주의 작품 옆에 놓는다면, 아마 제 작품들이 압도적으로 돋보일 겁니다. 저는 ‘걔네’랑 경쟁하고 싶고, 그래서 ‘걔네’ 근처에 맴돌아요”. 1927년 7월 24일 뉴욕 브루클린에서 태어난 그는 뉴욕 쿠퍼 유니온 미술학교와 스코웨건 회화와 조각 학교를 다녔다. 1950년대 중반엔 카츠는 10번가 씬 (10th Street Scene) 이라는 소규모의 예술가들 그룹에도 잠시 몸 담았으며, 이 시기에 로이스 도드, 래리 리버스, 페어필드 포터 등을 만났다. 그 후 몇 십년 간 콜라쥬 된 종이와 오려낸 알루미늄 등으로 실험하며 자신만의 독특한 스타일을 구축하였다. 비평가들의 찬사와 재정적 성공을 모두 이룬 그의 작품들은 엘리자베스 페이튼이나 줄리안 오피 같은 후대 예술가들 에게도 큰 영향을 미쳤다. 카츠는 뉴욕과 메인의 링컨빌에서 거주하며, 그의 작품들은 뉴욕의 현대미술박물관, 시카고 미술관, 런던의 테이트 모던, 그리고 워싱턴 DC의 국립미술화랑 등에 소장되어 있다.

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Timeline

1927

Born in Brooklyn, NY

1928

Moved to St. Albans, Queens

1946–1949

Studied at the Cooper Union Art School, New York, NY

1949–1950

Studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Showhegan, ME

1968

Moved to present home and studio in New York

1972

Guggenheim Fellowship

1972

Cooper Union Professional Achievement Citation

1980

St. Gaudens Medal in Art

1994

Cooper Union Art School creates the Alex Katz Visiting Chair in Painting with the endowment provided by the sale of 10 paintings donated by the artist

1996

Einweihung des The Paul J. Schupf Wing für die Arbeiten des Künstlers im Colby College. Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine, USA

2000

Artist of the City, Cooper Union, New York City, NY

2001

Visiting Fellow, American Academy in Berlin

lives and works in New York

Exhibitions

2018

Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York (solo)

2018

Dancers and Models, Lotte Museum of Art, Songpa-gu, Seoul (solo)

2018

Grass and Trees,Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago (solo)

2018

Small Paintings, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton (solo)

2018

Three Paintings, Peter Blum Gallery, New York (solo)

2018

A Life in Print, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue (solo)

2018

Cut outs, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (solo)

2017

Dancers, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (solo)

2017

Alex Katz: Black and White, Tampa Museum of art, Tampa (solo)

2017

Brand- New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland (solo)

2017

Cartoons, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid (solo)

2017

Subway Drawings, Timoty Taylor, New York (solo)

2016

Alex Katz: small paintings and drawings, Monica de Cardenas, Milano (solo)

2016

New Landscapes, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris (solo)

2016

Alex Katz: Small paintings, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (solo)

2016

Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (solo)

2016

Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, USA (solo)

2016

Present Tense: Sixty Years of Master Drawings, Richard Gray Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

2015

Brand New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine, USA (solo)

2015

This is Now, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA (solo)

2015

Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, USA (solo)

2015

Black Paintings, Timothy Gallery, London, UK (solo)

2015

This is Now, Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain (solo)

2015

Alex Katz: Portraits, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain (solo)

2015

Alex Katz at the Met, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (solo)

2014

ARTIST ROOMS Alex Katz, Tate Modern, London, UK (solo)

2014

Alex Katz: Red Hat, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain (solo)

2014

356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, USA (solo)

2014

Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil (solo)

2014

Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, USA (solo)

2014

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (solo)

2014

45 Years of Portraits 1969 - 2014, Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)

2014

Drawings, cartoons, paintings, Albertina, Vienna, Austria (solo)

2014

Artist Rooms, Tate Modern, London, UK (solo)

2013

Small paintings 1987-2013, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

2013

Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland (solo)

2013

Alex Katz New York/Maine, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria (solo)

2013

Landscapes, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)

2013

Alex Katz & Felix Vallotton, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)

2013

Selections from the Collection of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain (solo)

2013

Alex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, USA (solo)

2012

Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, USA (solo)

2012

Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (solo)

2012

Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria (solo)

2012

Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK, UK (solo)

2012

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (solo)

2012

Colby Museum, Maine, UK (solo)

2012

Alex Katz Prints, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, USA (solo)

2011

Once life in time, Galleria Javier López, Madrid, Spain (solo)

2011

Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, USA (solo)

2011

Face the Music, Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)

2011

Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA (solo)

2011

Cool Prints, Jewish Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (solo)

2011

Prints, Paintings, Cutouts, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, Wien, Austria (solo)

2011

Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (solo)

2011

Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany (solo)

2010

Seeing, Drawing, Making, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, USA (solo)

2010

An American Way of Seeing, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany(solo)

2010

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (solo)

2010

Albertina, Wien, Austria (solo)

2010

Timothy Taylor, London, UK (solo)

2009

Pace Wildenstein, New York, USA (solo)

2009

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)

2009

Alex Katz: Seeing, Drawing, Making, The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida, USA (solo)

2009

Museo delle Arti di Catanzaro (MARCA), Catanzaro, Italy (solo)

2008

Subject To Reversal, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA (solo)

2008

Galerie Jablonka, Berlin, Germany (solo)

2008

Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano, Italy (solo)

2007

Smile, A cycle of eleven paintings from 1993-94, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, USA (solo)

2007

Paintings, studies, cartoons, Galeria Toni Tapis, Barcelona, Spain (solo)

2007

Scheringa Museum voor Realisme, The Netherlands (solo)

2007

Alex Katz in European Collections, The Langen Foundation Neuss, Germany (solo)

2007

Alex Katz: New York, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (solo)

2007

Cutouts, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain (solo)

2007

One Flight Up, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (solo)

2007

Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland (solo)

2006

New Paintings, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA (solo)

2006

Small Paintings, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany (solo)

2006

Woodcut and Linocuts, Colby College Museum of Modern Art, Waterville, USA (solo)

2006

The Sixties, Pace Wildenstein Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

2006

Alex Katz Paints Ada, Jewish Museum, New York (solo)

2005

Alex Katz in Maine. Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine (solo)

2005

Man in White Shirt. Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain (solo)

2005

First Sight. Peter Blum Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

2005

Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano, Italy (solo)

2004

Cartoons and Paintings. Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria (solo)

2004

Stella Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia (solo)

2004

Pinturas recientes. CAC Málaga, Málaga, Spain (solo)

2003

Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA (solo)

2003

Cut-outs. Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (solo)

2003

Portraits. Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy (solo)

2003

Flowers and Landscapes. Pace Wildenstein, New York, USA (solo)

2003

Small Portraits and Large Landscapes. Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano, Italy (solo)

2002

Small Paintings. Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (solo)

2002

In Your Face. Kunst-und Austellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany (solo)

2002

Andover, Mass. Travelled to Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, USA (solo)

2002

Small Paintings, travelin exhibition: Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, USA (solo)

2002

Galeria Mario Siqueira, Braga, Portugal (solo)

2002

Galerie Bernd Klüster, Munich, Germany (solo)

2002

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, USA (solo)

2001

Pace Wildenstein, New York, USA (solo)

2001

The Complete Woodcuts and Linocuts. Peter Blum Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

2001

Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany (solo)

2001

Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy (solo)

2000

Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago

2000

Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano, Italy (solo)

2000

Paintings of the 80's, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Germany (solo)

2000

Regarding Alex Katz. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, USA (solo)

1999

Change of Scene. Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (solo)

1999

Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy (solo)

1999

Works on Paper. Brent Sikkema, New York, USA (solo)

1999

Marines And More. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Germany (solo)

1998

Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Brazil (solo)

1998

Contemporary Art Centre, Long Island City, New York, USA (solo9

1998

Under the Stars: American Landscape1951-1995. P.S.1, USA (solo)

1998

New Works. Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany (solo)

1998

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)

1998

Portraits, Drawings, Sketches. Kulturring Sundern, Sundern, Germany (solo)

1998

Twentyfive Years of Painting. The Saatchi Collection, London, UK (solo)

1997

Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano, Italy (solo)

1997

Pintura. Galeria Mario Sequeira, Braga, Portugal (solo)

1997

Paintings. Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany (solo)

1997

Landscapes and Figures. Fred Hoffman Fine Art, Santa Monica, USA (solo)

1996

Recent Paintings. Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1996

to Norton Museum of Art West Palm Beach,F; Portland Musuem of Art, Portland;

1996

Alex Katz at Colby College. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville

1996

Institute for Contemporary Art/P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City

1996

Dawn. Peter Blum, New York, USA (solo)

1995

American Landscape. Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany (solo)

1995

Paintings and Works on Paper. Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA (solo)

1994

Landscapes 1954-1956. Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1993

Rubenstein/Diacono, New York, USA (solo)

1992

Drawings 1946-1989. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, USA (solo)

1991

Small Paintings. Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

1991

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

1990

Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy(solo)

1990

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, USA (solo)

1989

Galerie Bernd Klüser, München, Germany (solo)

1989

Recent Paintings.Institute of Contemporary arts, London, UK (solo)

1989

Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy(solo)

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, USA (solo)

1986

Retrospective Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York traveled to the Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, USA (solo)

1985

An Exhibition Featuring Works from the Collection of Paul J., USA (solo)

1985

William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Rockland, USA (solo)

1985

Alex Katz Paints a Picture. Houghton Gallery, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art New York, USA (solo)

1985

Paintings by Alex Katz. Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, USA (solo)

1985

Twelve Hours. Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, USA (solo)

1985

College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, USA (solo)

1985

Schupf. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine and Bowdoin. USA (solo)

1984

The Picker Art Gallery, Charles A. Dana Creative Arts Center, Colgate University, Hamilton, USA (solo)

1984

Alex Katz-Process and Development: Small Paintings from the Collection of Paul J. Schupf '58. USA (solo)

1981

Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, USA (solo)

1981

Paintings and Drawings 1959-79. Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA (solo)

1980

Prints. Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.Centro Colombo-Americano, Bogota, USA (solo)

1980

Rush-An Environmental Wall Piece. Hartnell College Gallery, USA (solo)

1980

Salinas, California. Traveled to University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (solo)

1979

Cutouts. Robert Miller Gallery, New York

1979

Prints. Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA (solo)

1978

Alex Katz in the Seventies. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA (solo)

1977

Recent Paintings. Fresno Arts Center and Museum, California, USA (solo)

1977

Travelled to Art Galleries California state University, Long Beach; Seattle art Museum, USA (solo)

1977

Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada (solo)

1977

Galerie Roger d'Amécourt, Paris, France (solo)

1975

Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK (solo)

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, USA (solo)

1974

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA (solo)

1974

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, USA (solo)

1973

Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1972

Reed College Art Gallery, Portland, USA (solo)

1971

Galerie Brusberg, Hannover, Germany (solo)

1971

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Traveled to The Art Gallery, USA (solo)

1971

Museum of Art, St. Paul; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA (solo)

1971

University of California, San Diego; Minnesota, USA (solo)

1969

Alex Katz at Cheat Lake. Mont Chateau Lodge, West Virginia University, Morgantown. USA (solo)

1969

Presented by West Virginia University and the West Virginia Arts and Humanities Council, USA (solo)

1964

Fischbach Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1963

Thibaut Gallery, New York USA (solo)

1962

Flat Statues. Tanager Gallery, New York (solo)

1962

The Set for 'George Washington Crossing the Delaware' USA (solo)

1962

Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1960

Stable Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1959

Tanager Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1958

The Sun Gallery, Provincetown, USA (solo)

1957

Paintings. Roko Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1954

Paintings. Roko Gallery, New York, USA (solo)