Peter Max


Peter Max


Nationality: American

Throughout his career, Peter Max adeptly intertwined art and everyday life. By dealing with current events in his work, using familiar images, and creating his art in public mediums such as in murals or on postage stamps, he made art relatable for art viewers. Max first began his artistic training as a child when his family moved to Israel. Here, he studied painting with a Viennese fauve painter, which inspired a career-long use of a bold color palette. After a short stint in Paris where Max attended art school, his family immigrated to America. Max continued to study art in New York at The Art Students League, where his work began to conform to the realist genre. After school, Max entered the commercial field where he designed award winning album covers and book jackets that combined his realist influences with the conventions of graphic art. In the 1960s, due to his interest in photographers such as Richard Avedon, Max moved into a period of photo collage work that became some of his most important works. From the 1970s on, Max began to focus more on painting, and mixed media pieces. Throughout his career Max completed many public works including designs on Dale Earnhardt’s #3 Millennium race car, US postage stamps, and over 200 public murals including a section of the Berlin Wall.


Peter Max Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Vase of Flowers from Series XVII (Max 66676) Oil on canvas 48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4
Peter Max (American, b. 1937)Vase of Flowers from Series XVII (Max 66676)Oil on canvas48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4...
Lot 65386
Auction 5260
Monday, June 27, 2016
Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Woodstock Cosmic Dancer Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm) Signed upp
Peter Max (American, b. 1937)Woodstock Cosmic DancerAcrylic on canvas48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)Signed upp...
Lot 65826
Auction 5325
Monday, September 25, 2017
Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Flower Blossom Lady Acrylic on canvas 30 x 39-1/2 inches (76.2 x 100.3 cm) Signed uppe
Peter Max (American, b. 1937)Flower Blossom LadyAcrylic on canvas30 x 39-1/2 inches (76.2 x 100.3 cm)Signed uppe...
Lot 65827
Auction 5325
Monday, September 25, 2017
Peter Max - Snow White Painting Original Art (Walt Disney, 1994)
Peter Max - Snow White Painting Original Art (Walt Disney, 1994)....
Lot 95091
Auction 7148
Sunday, December 11, 2016
PETER MAX (American, b. 1937) Liberty Head, 1991 Acrylic on canvas 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Signed upper righ
PETER MAX (American, b. 1937)Liberty Head, 1991Acrylic on canvas12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)Signed upper righ...
Lot 62308
Auction 5206
Sunday, February 22, 2015

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