Outside Dimension of Linen Mat: 30"x38". Outside of Frame: 36"x42". One of the most famous living artists. Is a pop culture icon. His bold colors, uplifting images and an uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and has inspired many generations.Peter is born in Berlin, Germany. Peter and his parents, Salla and Jacob, travel to Shanghai, China-a rich, living tapestry of ancient Asian culture, Europeans, and imported American media of comic books, jazz radio, and Hollywood movies. Peter and his family travel to the new independent state of Israel, where Peter studies painting and colorization with a Viennese Fauve Expressionist. Peters fascination with the cosmos is stimulated when he discovers the wonders of astronomy. He now has two passions: art and astronomy. Throughout his youth he embraces both as sources of inspiration. He retains them both- bringing cosmic elements into his art. En route to America, the family stops in Paris for 6 months, and Peters mother sends him to take sketch classes at the Louvre. Peter Max arrives in New York City and marvels at the colossal-sized automobiles, the billboards of Broadway, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Max attends the distinguished Art Students League and studies realism painting under the tutelage of Frank Reilly, who studied at the League himself, beside Norman Rockwell. After the League, Max becomes interested in the avant-garde and attends the progressive School of Visual Arts.With art school friend, Tom Daly, Max starts a small Manhattan arts studio, which wins numerous awards for book cover illustrations and graphic design. Max combines his realism and abstraction skills in a painting of blues pianist Meade Lux Lewis, for a Riverside Records album cover. It wins a gold Medal at the Society of Illustrators annual exhibition. Max creates posters and a catalogue for Bettmann Panopticon-an exhibition of New Yorks most creative visual artists, utilizing the photo collection of the Bettmann Archives.
General Electric commissions Max to create a line of art clocks, and over the next few years, Maxs art embellishes seventy-two product lines. Max travels to Paris to consult on a film and meets Swami Satchidananda, a Yoga master, whose dynamic spiritual presence affects him profoundly. Max invites him to visit New York, and helps him to found the Integral Yoga Institute.The Swami and yoga taught me a whole new way to draw, says Max. It empowered me to feel the cosmic consciousness within, and to allow that to flow out of me into my art.
Poster inspires several hundred thousand hippies to gather in New York Citys Central Park, and immortalize the Summer of Love. Max becomes a pop culture icon and appears on major TV shows, including. The NBC Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Where the set design features his poster art.MAXS ART CAPTURED THE SPIRIT OF THE SIXTIES AND WAS CITED BY ART CRITICS AS THE VISUAL ARTS COUNTERPART TO THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES. Maxs passion for inner and outer space fuse and give rise to his famous Cosmic 60s poster collection, which were seen everywhere from college dorms to corporate board rooms and recording studios. Following the Beatles, Max appears on the ultimate TV showcase. Max appears on the cover of. Covers with five-star generals, and baseball and movie stars. I could never imagine that one day it would be me, marvels Max. Maxs first one-man museum exhibition, The World of Peter Max, opens at the M. De Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco. It draws tens of thousands of visitors and as a result of its success, forty-six additional museum exhibitions are scheduled around the United States mounted by the Smithsonian Institute Exhibition Services. Maxs magazine covers were ubiquitous, and in 1970 his art even adorned the cover of the New York City Yellow Pages (again in 1973 and 2001). Millions of telephone books were distributed in the New York metropolitan area, and Max could hardly walk down a street in Manhattan where someone wouldnt recognize him and say, Hey Max, I got your yellow pages. Max withdraws from the public eye and takes a creative retreat to explore new directions in painting. During his sixties period, he worked mainly in line, adding colors on the printing press or silk-screen. In his Realism period he worked in oils with small brushes. Now, he paints with acrylics and large brushes, even house-painting brushes, expressing himself with spontaneous, expressionistic brushstrokes. Many of Maxs famous icons emerged during the 1970s: Umbrella Man, Sage with Cane, Dega Man and Zero Megalopolis.
There is such a thing as a creative reservoir within; the more you work, the more you have access to it. As Maxs poster art is associated with the spirit of ecology, the U. Max uses the line, Preserve the Environment.
General Services asks Max to create 235 Welcome to America border murals, displayed at entry points between the U. The murals are seen by more than 260 million people a year and President Jimmy Carter holds simultaneous celebrations in each of the U. Border towns at the unveiling. Soon after, Max and his family are welcomed to a White House celebration with the President and First Lady, Rosalynn Carter. Outside of my patriotic works in the 70s, I was in seclusion, just painting all of the time.
With the artist in attendance, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden presents Maxs book of paintings and collages to commemorate the United States Bicentennial Celebration at the White House to President Jerry Ford on behalf of his country to the United States. I wanted to honor this amazing democracy that the Statue of Liberty symbolizes, Max says. He has continued his Liberty painting tradition to this day. Ronald Reagan invite Max to the White House for Reagans first Fourth of July celebration as president.
Max paints six eight-foot tall Statue of Liberty paintings at the White House Rose Garden for the President, First Lady Nancy Reagan, and assembled guests and dignitaries. On completion of the sixth Liberty painting, Max invites President Reagan to the painting stage and offers him a brush, asking him to honor him with the final brushstroke- much to the Presidents delight. Max spearheads a campaign to restore the Statue of Liberty and enrolls Lee Iacocca, Chairman of Chrysler Corporation, to become Chairman of the Liberty Renovation project. Peter Max was the spark that lit the torch that ignited the Statue of Liberty renovation.
Iacocca said, on the projects completion. Backstage at the Live-Aid Concert in Philadelphia, Max is so moved by the musicians charitable generosity that he draws a picture of an angel embracing the planet to capture the moment. He calls it I Love the World.The renovated Statue of Liberty is unveiled at a gala July 4th celebration on Governors Island with Peter Max as guest of honor. Inspired by the colors of the fireworks reflected on the statues face, Max paints eleven Liberty heads, continuing the tradition he began in 1976. One of the paintings, graces the July 4th. No other artist has captured the essence of the Summer of Love like Peter Max. Consequently, on the twentieth anniversary of that monumental event. Magazine called on him to create a fold out cover for their commemorative June 22 issue. Interwoven in Maxs cosmic collage are 60s icons: the Beatles, Jerry Garcia, Allen Ginsberg, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Timothy Leary. Max emerges from his secluded painting retreat and opens an expansive 40,000- square-foot studio/atelier adjacent to Lincoln Center in Manhattan. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Woodstock, Max creates the worlds largest rock and roll stage for the Moscow Music and Peace Festival- a landmark rock-music event promoting world peace and international cooperation between the U. It was a thrill to join Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osborne, and other heavy metal bands and rock with hundreds of thousands of young Russians, says Max. The Recording Academy invites Max to be the official artist of the GRAMMYS® and he creates his first of five GRAMMY® posters. Max is selected to receive a seven-thousand-pound section of the fallen Berlin Wall on board the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, on the Hudson River, NYC. Using hammer and chisel, he carves out the shape of a peace dove from the concrete wall, paints it and places it on top, symbolically giving it freedom. Peter Max at The Hermitage. A delegation of Russian officials, on behalf of Mikhail Gorbachev, invites Max to have a retrospective exhibition to tour Moscow and St. It opens at the Central Exhibition Hall of the State Hermitage Museum in St. It is the largest museum art exhibition opening in Russian history, drawing a crowd of 14,500 people on its opening day. A subsequent exhibition at the Moscow Museum of Fine Art draws an opening crowd of more than 10,000 people. So touched by perestroika, Mikhail Gorbachevs economic and government reform policy in the Soviet Union, Max creates a forty-portrait installation of the Soviet Premier, entitled 40 Gorbys. Bush asks Max to create art for his 1000 Points of Light Program, a volunteer initiative.
Soon after, Max is contacted by the U. Pavilion committee for the Worlds Fair in Seville, Spain, requesting a mural for the pavilion. Max creates a giant 250-foot-long by fifty-foot high vinyl billboard of his art. I made it my canvas, Max says. The Clinton inauguration committee asks Max to create a commemorative poster for Bill Clintons 1993 Presidential Inauguration.
Max is so inspired that he creates three posters and a one-hundred portrait installation, 100 Clintons, which is unveiled on the. The Freunde der Stattlichen Kunsthallen of Berlin, Germany, organizes a major museum retrospective of Maxs work presented in their new pavilion, adorned with an 850-foot mural, that houses 300 of Maxs works spanning three decades.
Max is named Official Artist for soccers World Cup USA and his colorful poster is seen on TV by more than 2 billion people. Max creates Earth Days twenty- fifth Anniversary poster, one of many that he creates over the years.
The NFL designates Max as first Official Artist in Super Bowl history, a position he holds for five years. Max is also Official Artist of the NYC Marathon, Kentucky Derby, NHLs All Star Weekend, U. Open, and the World Series. Max also paints Dale Earnhardts NASCAR Millennium car.Woodstock producer Michael Lang, asks Max to create the worlds largest stage set for the 1999 Woodstock Music and Peace Festival. Previously, Lang commissioned Max to create posters and open the 1994 concert, in front of 400,000 people. Continental Airlines unveils Maxs painted fuselage of its new Boeing 777 super jet.
Maxs plane is also designated as NYCs Millennium Plane by NYC mayor, Rudy Giuliani. In response to September 11, Max creates six posters commemorating the spirit of America, with proceeds benefiting 9/11 charities. The Art of Peter Max. Coffee table art book is published by Abrams.
A decade later, in 2013. The Universe of Peter Max.
A colorful, illustrated memoir of the artists life, is published by Harper Design. Max paints Ringo Starrs Baldwin piano to benefit the former Beatles charitable efforts for MusicCares, benefitting musicians in need of medical care.
Max presents his 44 Obamas installation to commemorate President Obamas Inauguration as the 44. In 2010 and 2013, Max paints portraits of Taylor Swifts cover art from her first four hit albums. In 2013, he also paints portraits of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe, using the archives of the great fashion photographer Milton Greene. Norwegian Cruise Lines commissions Max to paint the hull of its. Its the first time Norwegian has a well-known artist paint hull artwork for one of its ships.For the Frank Sinatra Centennial, Max paints Sinatra portraits and unveils them at his NYC studio with Sinatras daughter Nancy, grand daughter Amanda, and other celebrity guests. A selection are shown at the GRAMMY Museum® exhibition, Sinatra: An American Icon, at Lincoln Centers New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum asks Peter to create posters and program cover art for its 30th annual induction ceremony. NBC commissions Max to create portraits of the four coaches of. Americas highly-viewed, reality singing competition. His portraits of Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Pharrell Williams are featured in print and transit ads, billboards, and on. ITunes, Facebook and Twitter pages. The item "Peter Max 1988 Grateful Dead Tour Poster ORIGINAL signed by Grateful Dead & Max" is in sale since Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
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