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Peter Max's family provided him with an extraordinary and culturally enriched childhood. Born in Europe, Max grew up in Shanghai, China, until the age of ten. His parents then took him on an odyssey across China to a Tibetan mountain camp at the foothills of the Himalayas, then up 9000 feet to an idyllic mountaintop retreat. This was followed by a journey to India, then Africa and Israel, where he studied painting with a Viennese Fauvist. Their next stop was Paris, where Max went to art school and was influenced by the rich French culture. In 1953, at the age of 16, Max and his family emigrated to the United States. In New York, Max attended the renowned Art Student's League, where he was taught the rigid rules of realism; this was followed by a new fascination with commercial illustration and graphic arts.

This new direction was a turning point that led to an incredibly successful career. He began creating album covers and book jackets that won awards. Then, influenced by the politics of the '60's, contemporary photography and transcendental meditation, Peter Max's completely original style emerged. Combining his fantastic illustration with bold colorations and psychedelic subject matter, his art epitomized the youth culture of the 1960's. His unsurpassed originality has led to a deserved fame and fortune that has lasted literally for generations.


During the 1970's, Max retreated from mass exposure to submerge himself in self-expression by devoting himself to painting. Occasionally, he allowed himself to come out for special commissions, such as the first ten cent stamp, projects for Federal government agencies, and the U.S. Border murals. In the 1980's, Max focused on creating his new atelier, producing paintings, limited editions and works of mixed media that expressed his concerns for the environment and human and animal rights. .


Peter Max's commissions and exhibitions have been numerous. In 1991, Max had the largest turnout ever for his one-man exhibition in St. Petersberg, Russia. He painted the portraits of four American presidents, and in 1993, he created posters for Bill Clinton's inaugural. He has always been ready, too, to contribute artistically to many major events, by producing art for the Summit of the Americas, the United Nations Earth Summit, the Woodstock Music Festival, and has been designated the Official Artist for the Grammy Awards and five Super Bowls. His contribution to the arts has left an indelible mark on our culture, and, according to the artist, the future is filled with enormous optimism, and a need for a "greater responsibility to our planet." Fortunately, for us, he is eager to serve as our "Global Artist."

Peter Max

MANHATTAN BRIDGE VER. I #2



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ZERO SERIES VER. III #15 #45



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CHERRY BLOSSOM II VER. I #10

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CENTRAL PARK V VER. I #5


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ZERO GEO VER. V #28  


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FOUR SEASONS: SUMMER VER. I #13   

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FOUR SEASONS: AUTUMN VER. I #15   

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FOUR SEASONS: WINTER VER. I #15

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FOUR SEASONS: SPRING #47


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ANGEL WITH PROFILE VER. I #28


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CHERRY BLOSSOM I VER. I #14


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PORTRAIT OF MARILYN MONROE XX

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PORTRAIT OF FRANK SINATRA V VER. I #2

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FLAG WITH HEART VER. IV #15

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CENTRAL PARK III VER. I #18

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NEW YORK SERIES VER. IV #2


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FOUR SEASONS II: SUMMER VER. II #2

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ITALY SERIES VER. I #2  

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ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME VER. I


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TIMES SQUARE SERIES I VER. I #10


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LONDON SERIES VER. I #2


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HEART SERIES II VER. I  

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FOUR UMBRELLA MEN VER.I #4  

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ROME SERIES VER. I #5

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COSMIC RUNNER #156   

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VALENTINE VER. VI #5    

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FOUR SEASONS II: WINTER VE.R II #9

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BIG RED FLOWERS #154  

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RETRO SUITE VI: SUNRISE #194   

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WITHOUT BORDERS VER. X #61  

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE III VER. III #2

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TWO HEARTS VER. IV #2      

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FOUR SEASONS II: SPRING VER. II #9

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FOUR SEASONS II: AUTUMN VER. II #10  

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ANGEL WITH HEART VER. I   

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TIMES SQUARE SERIES I VER. I #14   

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PARIS SERIES I VER. I #10  

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VASE OF FLOWERS XI VER. I #66

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GOVERNOR'S ISLAND WITH SAILBOAT VER.I #8     

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I LOVE THE WORLD VER. I  

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GRATEFUL DEAD VER. II #111

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FLAGS AND LIBERTY HEADS VER. I #1   

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VJ KISS VER. I #2  I  

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UMBRELLA MAN ON BLEND VER. III   

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VASE OF FLOWERS SERIES XXIII VER. I

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HEARTS AND LOVE VER. I #4    

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HOMAGE TO DALI : THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY

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VENICE SERIES I VER. I #14

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THREE HEARTS VER. I #10  

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WALKING IN REEDS VER. I

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LIBERTY 2000 III     

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TIP TOE FLOATING VER. I    

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BUTTERFLY VER. II #9

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FLOWER FACE VER I  

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FLAG WITH HEART VER. I  

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RETRO SUITE IV: MONA LISA  

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SPELL CASTER VER. I      

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RETRO III: DEGA MAN

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RETRO SUITE IV: SUNSET SAIL  

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ROSEVILLE PROFILE VER. II   

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HOMAGE TO MONET: WATER LILIES  

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RETRO SUITE V: COSMIC FLYER

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STARRY STARRY NIGHTS VER. I     

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LIBERTY HEAD VER. I  

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HEART SERIES  

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COSMIC SERIES: RUNNER AND FLYERS II VER. I  

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COSMIC SERIES: FLOWERS AND ROBIN BIRD VER. I

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COSMIC SERIES: RAINBOW RUNNER AND GUITAR VER.

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MAKE EVERYDAY EARTH DAY VER.I

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RETRO SUITE IV: ANDY WITH MUSTACHE   

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COSMIC SERIES: ANGEL VER I   

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OUR PLANET, OUR MOVE VER I   

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NEW MOON VER. XI   

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LOVE I (MINI)-DELUXE VER. III

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ROMANCE SUITE: HEART  

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ROMANCE SUITE: FLOWERS

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THE BEATLES VER. II

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New Horizon 2000 Ver. Ix

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