First printing. 9" x 7 1/2", 129 pages, in great condition. Black & white illustrations throughout.
Alex Katz is an American artist known for his large-scale, representational paintings and prints. He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927 and grew up in Queens. Katz studied art at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, where he was exposed to the work of European modernists such as Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. These artists had a major influence on Katz's style, which is characterized by a simplified, flat approach to form and a focus on the essential elements of the subject.
Throughout his career, Katz has worked in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, and sculpture. He is best known for his portraits and landscapes, which often depict friends, family, and scenes from his everyday life. Katz's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and is held in the collections of major institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Gallery in London. He is considered one of the most important figures in the Pop Art movement and continues to be a influential and respected artist.