An exhibition of work by influential American artist, Alex Katz at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery are presenting, for the first time in Carlisle, an important body of work by influential American artist Alex Katz. The works in the exhibition are drawn from the ARTIST ROOMS collection and follow a major ARTIST ROOMS display of Katz’ landscape paintings at Tate Liverpool.
The exhibition provides viewers with the opportunity to see the breadth of Katz’ practice, featuring both portraiture and landscape. With their bright and bold palette, Katz’s paintings present a modern American take on the classical themes of portraiture, landscape and flowers. His immediately recognisable style draws on American and European painting traditions and is influenced by the work of Matisse and Monet. At the same time, the crisp stylised surfaces of the paintings have an affinity with pop art.
The ARTIST ROOMS programme of exhibitions with partner museums and galleries enables access to modern and contemporary art of international significance in rural areas, small towns and major cities throughout the UK.
Exhibitions are happening throughout 2019 and into 2020 in venues large and small, the length and breadth of the country, from Dundee to The Isle of Wight.
Works from the ARTIST ROOMS collection can also be seen at Tate sites in London, Liverpool and St Ives as well as at National Galleries of Scotland sites in Edinburgh.