In over 40 years of activity, Alex Katz has established himself as one of the leading American painters of the 20th century. His work in three main genres — landscape, individual portraits, and group portraits — explores unique relationships between appearance, perception, and representation. With their smooth texture and compositional assuredness, Katz's works have found a place in the permanent collections of major museums throughout the world. This substantial monograph, published on the occasion of a gallery exhibition in Italy, contains over 240 color reproductions, and includes essays by Vittoria Coen, director of the gallery, and critic Lisa Liebmann, as well as a biographical overview of this artist's influential career.