11:30 AM, 2008

Alex Katz in a celebrated figurative and landscape painter. Since the 1960s he has painted views from his home in New York City, the landscapes of Maine, where he spends the summer, as well as portraits of family members, friends, artists and writers. His paintings are characterized by their flatness, bold colours and clear use of line. 11.30 AM captures the late morning light on a field near Katz’s house in Maine. Its intimate scale and painterly surface depict a moment of quiet beauty.