Alex Katz and Friends

  • Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Floor with Light at Noon, 1972, acrylic on canvas.
March 08, 2008 - October 26, 2008
Crosman Gallery

The Farnsworth’s engagement with the art of its time has been intimately tied to Alex Katz, New York born artist who has worked in Maine since 1950 and who has established an international reputation as one of the country’s foremost realist painters. Thanks to Katz and other donors, the museum has more than 30 works by the artist featured in this exhibition. Katz has also played an important role in expanding and improving the museum’s holdings of contemporary art through a series of gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation. These include works by friends and contemporaries Syliva Mangold, Philip Pearlstein, Janet Fish, Hunt Slonem, Red Grooms, Francesco Clemente, Juan Gomez, and Julian Opie, which will be included in this tribute to Alex Katz.