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Pink Sweater
© Alex Katz, DACS, London/VAGA, New York 2020. Photo credit: Tate

Pink Sweater 1981

Alex Katz (b.1927)

Tate

American painter, born in Brooklyn, New York. He was initially influenced by *Abstract Expressionism but wanted to reintroduce the figure into painting. In the late 1950s, he turned against the emphasized mark or gesture and developed a kind of figurative painting with large flat areas of colour which has sometimes been related to *Pop art. However he rejected Pop's use of commercial imagery and he is much closer to Philip *Pearlstein.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)


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