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A major American pop art and psychedelic art icon, Peter Max is an American Jewish artist, of German origin, he was born on 19th October 1937 in Berlin. He left the Nazi Germany for China along with his parents in 1938. Ten years later, they settled down in Haifa where he took lessons from a Viennese expressionist painter namely Professor Honick. Side by side, he studied astronomy at Technion University in Mount Carmel. They moved to New York in 1953, and his thirst for realism encouraged him to join the Art Students League of New York in 1956. In 1962 he created a small studio in Manhattan, he used it to illustrate books and advertising.

His passion for astronomy is the reason for his cosmic art posters. During his journeys, especially the time he spent in Paris made him develop a taste for European Expressionists and fauvism. His iconography of pop art from the 60's is symbolic (especially for his poster Love in 1968).

His world is related with the psychedelic movement and pop art. He uses a variety of techniques, these include oil painting, charcoal, colored pencils, etching, engraving, ceramics, video, computer graphics...He includes many American symbols in his creations and has created works for presidents such as Gerard Ford , Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W Bush and 44 portraits for the 44th President of the United States, namely Barack Obama.

He received the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in 1963, for his album composition for the pianist, Meade Lux Lewis. Keen on photo collages, Peter Max organized the Bettman Panopticon exhibition, through the photographic collection of the Bettmann Archive, recognized as one of the most groundbreaking events of New York. The artist was a guest star on the NBC The Tonight Show in 1968 and was present on the cover of Life magazine on 5th September,1969. He was the official artist of the 1994 World Cup, not to mention the Grammy Awards where he created 4 posters.. Last but not least, Peter Max is the author of the works for the Universal exhibition of the American pavilion in 1992, Seville.


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All artworks of Peter Max
Print, Flower Abstract, Peter Max

Flower Abstract

Peter Max

Print - 22 x 27 inch

$2,000

Painting, Nelson Mandela, Peter Max

Nelson Mandela

Peter Max

Painting - 18 x 16 inch

$40,000

Print, Boat Flyer, Peter Max

Boat Flyer

Peter Max

Print - 18 x 23 inch

$1,800

Print, Himalayan Valley, Peter Max

Himalayan Valley

Peter Max

Print - 21.5 x 25.5 inch

$1,850

Print, Blue Vase, Peter Max

Blue Vase

Peter Max

Print - 30.5 x 24 inch

$2,000

Print, Profile, Peter Max

Profile

Peter Max

Print - 22.5 x 19 inch

$1,800

Print, Pink Sky Flyer, Peter Max

Pink Sky Flyer

Peter Max

Print - 22 x 28 inch

$2,000

Print, Girl From Ibiza, Peter Max

Girl From Ibiza

Peter Max

Print - 30 x 22 inch

$2,200

Print, Poet, Peter Max

Poet

Peter Max

Print - 26.5 x 35.5 inch

$2,500

Print, Sage at Window, Peter Max

Sage at Window

Peter Max

Print - 22 x 26 inch

$2,400

Print, Umbrella Man II, Peter Max

Umbrella Man II

Peter Max

Print - 11.13 x 9 inch

$4,400

Painting, Better world, Peter Max

Better world

Peter Max

Painting - 48 x 24 x 1 inch

$100,000

Painting, Flowers, Peter Max

Flowers

Peter Max

Painting - 16 x 12 x 1 inch

$25,000

Painting, Zero in Blue, Peter Max

Zero in Blue

Peter Max

Painting - 27 x 21 x 1 inch

$30,000

Print, JFK - Four Portraits, Peter Max

JFK - Four Portraits

Peter Max

Print - 39 x 31 inch

$12,000

Print, 76 Jumper, Peter Max

76 Jumper

Peter Max

Print - 26 x 36.5 inch

$5,500

Painting, Grammy, Peter Max

Grammy

Peter Max

Painting - 63 x 51 x 1 inch

$275,000

Painting, Heart, Peter Max

Heart

Peter Max

Painting - 16 x 16 x 1 inch

$30,000

Print, Umbrella Man, Peter Max

Umbrella Man

Peter Max

Print - 12 x 9.25 inch

$3,500

Print, Ballet Story, Peter Max

Ballet Story

Peter Max

Print - 30 x 22.5 inch

$2,000

Print, Sailboats, Peter Max

Sailboats

Peter Max

Print - 21.5 x 26 inch

Sold

Painting, His birthday, Peter Max

His birthday

Peter Max

Painting - 36 x 48 inch

Sold

Print, Angel with Heart, Peter Max

Angel with Heart

Peter Max

Print - 12.25 x 9.25 inch

Sold

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A major American pop art and psychedelic art icon, Peter Max is an American Jewish artist, of German origin, he was born on 19th October 1937 in Berlin. He left the Nazi Germany for China along with his parents in 1938. Ten years later, they settled down in Haifa where he took lessons from a Viennese expressionist painter namely Professor Honick. Side by side, he studied astronomy at Technion University in Mount Carmel. They moved to New York in 1953, and his thirst for realism encouraged him to join the Art Students League of New York in 1956. In 1962 he created a small studio in Manhattan, he used it to illustrate books and advertising.

His passion for astronomy is the reason for his cosmic art posters. During his journeys, especially the time he spent in Paris made him develop a taste for European Expressionists and fauvism. His iconography of pop art from the 60's is symbolic (especially for his poster Love in 1968).

His world is related with the psychedelic movement and pop art. He uses a variety of techniques, these include oil painting, charcoal, colored pencils, etching, engraving, ceramics, video, computer graphics...He includes many American symbols in his creations and has created works for presidents such as Gerard Ford , Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W Bush and 44 portraits for the 44th President of the United States, namely Barack Obama.

He received the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in 1963, for his album composition for the pianist, Meade Lux Lewis. Keen on photo collages, Peter Max organized the Bettman Panopticon exhibition, through the photographic collection of the Bettmann Archive, recognized as one of the most groundbreaking events of New York. The artist was a guest star on the NBC The Tonight Show in 1968 and was present on the cover of Life magazine on 5th September,1969. He was the official artist of the 1994 World Cup, not to mention the Grammy Awards where he created 4 posters.. Last but not least, Peter Max is the author of the works for the Universal exhibition of the American pavilion in 1992, Seville.

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When was Peter Max born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1937