Although titled Ocean View
, the daisies in the foreground of the painting steal the show, and are perhaps the same flowers as another painting by Katz from the same year, Daisies #2
. Katz painted many of his small scale works en plein air, and the quick, loose brushstrokes give a feeling of immediacy.
Date of work
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.