Peter Max  (American/German, 1937) 

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Peter Max Biography
1937   Born: Berlin, Germany
1937 - 1953   Raised in Shanghai, Tibet, South Africa, France and Israel
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
1981   Invited by President and Mrs. Reagan to paint six Liberty portraits for the White House, Washington, DC
1980 - 1989   Official artist for events including the Grammy Awards, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Super Bowl, and others
1992   invited by The United Nations to design twelve postage stamps commemorating the first Environmental Summit held in Rio de Janeiro
1994   Designated Official Artist for “World Cup USA '94”
Selected Exhibitions
2008   “New Works from Peter Max”, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2007   “Peter Max: Maximum Exposure”, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
2007   “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
Literature
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

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