WATERVILLE – The early work of artist Alex Katz will be the subject of a major new exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art on view from July 11 through Oct. 18.

“Brand New and Terrific” explores the first decade of the artist’s career, a period characterized by fierce experimentation and innovation from which Katz’s signature style emerged. 

The show will include many rarely seen loans from the artist and other public and private collections. Katz has strong roots in Maine, where he started spending his summers in 1949.

“Brand-New & Terrific” includes more than 60 paintings, collages and cutouts that trace Katz’s technical and stylistic evolution over the course of the decade.

Born and raised in New York, Katz studied at the Cooper Union in the late 1940s and then attended Maine’s Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1949 and 1950. 

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