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On View: The Early Promise of Alex Katz

How the maverick artist developed his signature style ‘Bather’ from 1959. PHOTO: ALEX KATZ/VAGA, NEW YORK, NY By Alexandra Wolfe “What are you doing painting figuratives?” a young woman asked Alex Katz about his canvases featuring bold, colorful human forms in 1957. (That woman, a research biologist named Ada, later became his wife.) Back then, when Mr. Katz […]

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