Peter Max

(American/German, geb. 1937)

ballet story by peter max

Peter Max

Ballet Story, 1981

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better world by peter max

Peter Max

Better World, 1993

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colossus, version, 1 #1 by peter max

Peter Max

Colossus, version, 1 #1, 1971

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flower pot and window by peter max

Peter Max

Flower Pot and Window, 1986

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galactic man by peter max

Peter Max

Galactic Man, 1971

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grammy by peter max

Peter Max

Grammy, 1991

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Biografie

Chronologie

1937 - 1953
Raised in Shanghai, Tibet, South Africa, France and Israel
1937
Born: Berlin, Germany
1953
Emigrated from Israel with his family to Brooklyn, NY
1956
Formal studies, Arts Students League, New York, NY
1962
Rented studio with Tom Daly in New York, NY
1965
Cover (photo) LIFE magazine
1974
Commissioned to create the first "Preserve the Environment" Postage Stamp commemorating Expo 74 for the World's Fair in Spokane, WA
1976
Commissioned to paint 235 Border Murals at entry points to Canada and Mexico by the U.S. General Services Commission
“Statue of Liberty” series begun
1980 - 1989
Official artist for events including the Grammy Awards, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Super Bowl, and others
1981
Invited by President and Mrs. Reagan to paint six Liberty portraits for the White House, Washington, DC

Ausstellungen

2008
“New Works from Peter Max”, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2007
“Peter Max: Maximum Exposure”, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
“Peter Max and the Summer of Love”, The de Young Museum, San Francisco
2005
Colors of a Better World, Gallery M, Denver, CO
1993
Pop to Patriotism exhibition at The Corcoran Gallery of Art,Washington, DC
1992
Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg, Russia(traveled throughout Russia and other
1970
“The World of Peter Max” solo exhibition at the De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA

Literatur

2002
Charles A. Riley II, “The Art of Peter Max”; Harry N. Abrams; October 1, 2002
1976
“Peter Max Paints America”, Devorss & Co; June 1976