An American painter and graphic artist, Alex Katz is best known for his unique realist style.
Katz studied at Cooper Union School of Art in New York from 1945 - 1949 and then at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine from 1949-50.
Alex Katz is one of the most important American artists to have emerged in the last 50 years. Throughout his career, which spans nearly sixty years, Katz has produced a very remarkable body of work that constitutes a unique aspect of modern realism.
In 1972 he was awarded the Guggenheim Grant in Painting, and is now considered influential on much younger generations of artists.