Big art


June 06, 1996|By John Dorsey

Alex Katz is best known for his big, boldly colored, billboard-like paintings of people, which have won him gradually increasing acclaim during his more than 40-year career. Less well-known are his landscapes, similar in scale and in the paring down of the image to its essentials.

Although the artist is now 68, the first retrospective of his landscapes has just been organized, and it makes its debut next Wednesday at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Katz captures day and night, sunlight and rain, rural scenes and cityscapes in these paintings, which though representational and accessible also reveal aspects of abstraction.

At the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive near Charles and 31st streets, Wednesday through Sept. 8. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call (410) 396-7100.

Pub Date: 6/06/96

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