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Peter Max

Peter Max

Paintings

Nationality: American

Biography:
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

Item Realized
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 canvas 48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4...
Lot 65386
Auction 5260
Monday, June 27, 2016
$15,000.00
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 Dancer Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm) Signed upp...
Lot 65826
Auction 5325
Monday, September 25, 2017
$15,000.00
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 Lady Acrylic on canvas 30 x 39-1/2 inches (76.2 x 100.3 cm) Signed uppe...
Lot 65827
Auction 5325
Monday, September 25, 2017
$12,500.00
Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Disney Suite: Donald Duck (Group of Four) Screenprint in colors on paper, each 16 x 14...
Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Disney Suite: Donald Duck (Group of Four) Screenprint in colors on paper, each 16 x 14 ... (Total: 4 Items)
Lot 63936
Auction 5375
Sunday, September 23, 2018
$1,875.00
Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Palm Beach Lady, 1981 Screenprint in colors on paper 36 x 26-3/4 inches (91.4 x 67.9 cm
Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Palm Beach Lady, 1981 Screenprint in colors on paper 36 x 26-3/4 inches (91.4 x 67.9 cm...
Lot 63939
Auction 5375
Sunday, September 23, 2018
$812.50

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Peter Max (b. 1937) Marilyn's Flowers II, 1981 Lithograph in colors on Somerset paper 19 x 23-1/2 inches (48.3 x 59.7...
Peter Max (b. 1937) Marilyn's Flowers II, 1981 Lithograph in colors on Somerset paper 19 x 23-1/2 inches (48.3 x 59.7... (1)

Auction 201845
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
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Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Mona Lisa, 1992 Screenprint with hand coloring on canvas 35-1/2 x 26-1/2 inches (90.2 x...
Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Mona Lisa, 1992 Screenprint with hand coloring on canvas 35-1/2 x 26-1/2 inches (90.2 x... (1)

Auction 5385
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Icarus Watercolor, ink, and crayon on paper 6-1/2 x 9 inches (16.5 x 22.9 cm) (sight)...
Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Icarus Watercolor, ink, and crayon on paper 6-1/2 x 9 inches (16.5 x 22.9 cm) (sight) ... (1)

Auction 5385
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Woman Standing Mixed media on paper 8-1/2 x 7-1/4 inches (21.6 x 18.4 cm) (sight) Sign...
Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Woman Standing Mixed media on paper 8-1/2 x 7-1/4 inches (21.6 x 18.4 cm) (sight) Sign... (1)

Auction 5385
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Woman in Profile, 1983 Mixed media on paper 7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches (19.1 x 23.5 cm) (sigh...
Peter Max (American, b. 1937) Woman in Profile, 1983 Mixed media on paper 7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches (19.1 x 23.5 cm) (sigh... (1)

Auction 5385
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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