This seascape by Katz evokes the white capped waves of a rough sea under a blue sky effectively using Katz’s signature economy of line and colour. Small oil sketches such as this are often used by Katz as studies for a large scale work, and are painted in situ to capture the conditions of a particular moment.
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Original: Oil paint on hardboard 23 x 30.5 x 0.3 cm ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 © Alex Katz
Alex Katz (born 1927) is an American artist best known for his large-scale paintings, sculptures and prints. His stylised paintings are a modern take on the classical themes of portraiture and landscapes, using flat colour and an economy of line. He has continued to work into his 90s, and is one of America’s most celebrated artists.