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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

Starry Starry Nights Ver. Iii #1



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Without Borders Ver. Iii #45



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Vase Of Flowers Iii Ver. Ii


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Homage To Monet: Water Lilies Ver.I #26



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Butterfly Ver. Ii 38



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Cherry Blossom I Ver. I 32



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Portrait Of Frank Sinatra Ix Ver. I #2


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Umbrella Man I Ver. Xi



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Paris Series Iii Ver. I #2


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New York Series Ver. I


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Umbrella Man #252



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Liberty Head Ve.R Vii #3


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Liberty Head Ver. Iv #13


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Angel With Heart


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Flags And Liberty Heads Ver. I #1


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Homage To Monet: Sunflowers Ver. I


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Two Hearts Ver. I


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Love Ver. Iii #47


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Four Umbrella Men #5



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Cosmic Runner


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Hearts And Love Ver. I


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Three Hearts Ver. I #3


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Homage To Dali: The Persistence Of Memory Ver


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Starry Starry Nights Ver. Iii 34


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