Alex Katz landscape exhibit opens at the High Museum of Art

The exhbit includes 15 pieces unveiled to the public for the first time
Alex Katz
White House 2, 2012, oil on linen, 126 x 96 inches.

Collection of the artist. © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Alex Katz may be best known for his stylized portraiture—he’s painted the likes of Anna Wintour and Kate Moss—but the octogenarian has also been creating landscapes since the 1950s. He started with collages of cut paper before moving on to large, vibrant oil paintings, which strip away details to envelop the viewer not just in a place, but in a moment. This month the High Museum of Art shows 40 of those works, including 15 unveiled publicly for the first time.

On the calendar: One of the largest collections of landscapes by the renowned painter hangs at the High during “Alex Katz: This Is Now,” from June 21 through September 6.

This article originally appeared in our June 2015 issue.