Alex Katz (born 1927) attended the Cooper Union School of Art and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture as a young man. He began exhibiting his work in 1954, and since that time he has produced a celebrated body of work that includes paintings, drawings, scultpures, and prints.
Over the decades, Katz 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.
His work can be found in nearly 100 public collections worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicgao; the Hishorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The Tate Gallery, London; and the Whiteny Museum of American Art, New Yorkm among many of others.