Alex Katz

Exploring the artist's work in landscape.

Alex Katz’s education at New York’s prestigious Cooper Union exposed him to the theories and techniques of Modern art, but it was not until he reached the Skowhegan School in Maine where he discovered the plein air approach and – freed from the constraints of the studio – declared he had found ‘a reason to devote my life to painting’.  

Best known for his portraits and paintings of people, it is his landscape works that form the core of his exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery. These large-scale canvases focus on the temporal qualities of light, utilising a flatness of colour that is characteristic of his work to relay the changing seasons and times of day.

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The exhibition expands into the park where a new cut-out sculpture is on display.


Venue details

Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens London W2 3XA 020 7402 6075 www.serpentinegalleries.org

Entry details

Free entry to all
Free exhibitions to all

Daily during exhibitions, 10am – 6pm

The Gallery is closed to the public in the period between exhibitions, however the Bookshop remains open at all times.