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May 23, 2017

Underground in the 1940s: Alex Katz's Subway Drawings

In the 1940s, before he found acclaim as a painter, Alex Katz, now eighty-nine, was a student at Cooper Union. Uninterested in the models his teachers asked him to draw, Katz rode the subway for hours, often into the early hours of the morning, sketching the passengers who caught his eye... [read more via The Paris Review]