New York artist Alex Katz is best known for his eyecatching, large-scale portraits, figures, and landscapes, but in the mid-1950s he painted intimate works, originating the style that would become the hallmark of his mature work. By the early 1960s, he established a procedure of making small sketches using oil paint on Masonite board, which he would enlarge and modify, then make into paper cartoons to transfer to the canvas. He produces one or more small sketches for every large painting. Although Katz considers the large ...

Alex Katz: Small Paintings 2001, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9781891246043