These early works emphasized the flatness of the picture plane while remaining representational ,doing this set made his work stand out from other artists it also was at the forefront of Pop Art which didn't come about till the following decade. He developed his style in the portrait works of ordinary people from the late 1950s, such as Ada with White Dress.
He did In 1954 Alex did his first one person show at the Roko Gallery in New York . In 1955 he made his very first collage . Soon after Alex met his future wife , Ada de Moro . In 1960 they had a son Vincent. They where then Married in 1958 . In 1972 he was awarded the Guggenheim Grant in Painting. He currently lives and works in New York.
Alex Katz is one of the most important American artists to have emerged s