Alex Katz Portraits

Past display archive
15 May - 21 September 2010

Room 41 and 41A


Alex Katz courtesy Timothy Taylor Gallery

by Alex Katz , 2009
© Alex Katz courtesy Timothy Taylor Gallery

The internationally acclaimed post-war American painter Alex Katz has a distinctive approach to painting the human face. Large scale, pared-down and cropped, his people are the epitome of New York cool. This display presents a group of his recent paintings, seen here for the first time, alongside One Flight Up (1968) a group portrait of the New York intelligentsia in aluminium cut-out form.


© National Portrait Gallery, London