About Ronald Katz
Ronald Katz was born in South Africa to parents who emigrated from Germany. His first ten years were spent there. Upon arriving in New York City, he attended public schools, then Queens College, obtaining a BA with a major in mathematics and minors in physics and art. A lifelong artist, he attended various art schools as well, beginning with Albert Pels Art School during his teen years, followed by the Art Students League, and later the School for Visual arts, printmaking at Pratt Graphics Center, and Parsons/The New School. At Queens College, he studied watercolor with Barse Miller, drawing with Elias Friedensohn, and color and oil painting with John Ferren, and various art history courses. Later, he attended workshops in traditional fresco, producing a number of small frescos.
Ronald Katz’s work is diverse, encompassing a range of imagery, including still life, landscape, figurative, and abstraction.
His inspiration emanates from emotional and aesthetic response and personal associations regarding the variety of subjects that intrigue him. Close scrutiny and increased familiarity of the works should enable the viewer to identify key
themes regarding subject matter, including nature and the environment, music, science, as well as reference to antiquity and art history, and from small intimate still life to large complex canvasses.
In addition to his primary focus on painting, Ronald Katz has also been a dedicated printmaker, initially in lithography, and then etching with John Ross and Mohamed Khalil. Then, collaborating with the late Sheila Marbain he produced an extensive group of silk-monotypes, a lesser known process of unique works on paper. Recently he has ventured into digital printmaking, working with Andre Ribuoli, enabling an extension of his work in other media.