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Alex Katz: New Work

June 12, 2010 – January 2, 2011

Exhibition Dates

June 12, 2010 – January 2, 2011

Exhibitions are free with admission.


Alex Katz is regarded as one of the most important artists of his generation. His works have been collected and exhibited internationally. Painter, printmaker, sculptor and draftsman, Katz has explored two main themes over the course of his long and successful career: landscape and the figure. It is his commitment to an essentially representational approach combined with his interest in rendering his subjects in flat, essentially unmodulated forms that sets him apart from many of his contemporaries. These simultaneous interests, in landscape and portrait, and realism and abstraction, have guided his work for more than sixty years.

Every summer since 1954, Alex Katz has lived and painted in the town of Lincolnville.  In addition to his signature figure paintings, much of his work has concentrated on the land- and seascape of midcoast Maine. In recent years in particular, Katz’s work has included lushly painted, subtly colored large-scale canvases intimately connected to the place he has called home for more than five decades. The exhibition Alex Katz: New Work focuses on Katz’s most recent works from his annual Lincolnville sojourns; all of the paintings are from the artist’s own collection.

Primary Media Sponsor

The primary media sponsor for the exhibition is Down East Magazine, books and online.