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Ted Katz's small abstractions . . . exude epicurean sensuality. . . . They have the aura of precious objects handed down from an ancient civilization.

L.A., Reflex, July August, 1991

Katz often employs a combination of transparent watercolor and acrylic with added charcoal. The result is a pellucidity that makes one feel that the cornea has been peeled from one's eyes, enabling one for the first time to see clearly — and to see universal forms, hitherto invisible, that are steeped in ancient mystery.

Dennis Grunes, "Focus on Katz," NW Gallery Art Magazine, March/April, 1990

The watercolors of Ted Katz are evocative, because they are the work of a creator, not a technician armed with whip and brush. The reds and blues bleed and fuse wonderfully into the yellows and oranges. . . . Apparently, there does not exist an immutable, ordered system or response. All of Katz's works are fresh, alive, and highly unique.

Richard A. deWyngaert, Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers, May 1988

Not content to linger on the beautifully modulated and delicately rendered surfaces of these paintings, he penetrates deep inside his subjects to revel their character. These intimate works are sometimes tender, sometimes hostile, often erotic, but always compassionate and thoughtful.

Julie S. Berkowitz, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1980

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