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F I N E  A R T S

Peter Max

b. 1937

"Midnight Profile" | 1988

Acrylic on Paper | 33" x 27"

Peter Max (born Peter Max Finkelstein, October 19, 1937) is a German-American artist known for his bright colored art.

Max spent his early childhood in Shanghai after his parents immigrated from Berlin to flee Nazi persecution. It wasn’t until 1948 when Max began his artistic training in Israel where he studied painting with a Viennese fauve painter.

After a short stint in Paris, attending sketching classes at the Louvre, a teenage Max immigrated to Brooklyn, New York with his family. In 1956, Max enrolled in the Art Students League of New York, training under Frank J. Reilly, and then at the School of Visual Arts.

Max developed a deep interest in American pop culture — namely comic books, jazz, and cinema. Max’s creation’s which were inspired by these interests, were also informed by his experience with synesthesia, a

sensory condition causing him to see music and hear color. Max adeptly intertwined art and everyday life by incorporating current events using familiar images and creating art in public mediums. In 1969, Max was featured on the cover of Life. By the 1970s, he was a household name.


Max was commissioned to paint a postage stamp honoring the World’s Fair of 1974; a Statue of Liberty series in which some proceeds went on to fund the statue’s restoration; advertising materials for the Super Bowl, U.S. Open, and the Grammys; over 200 public murals including a section of the Berlin Wall; Dale Earnhardt’s #3 Millennium race car; and the hull of the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship.


Max has long been the subject of many museum exhibitions, from his first solo show, “The World of Peter Max,” in 1970 at San Francisco’s M.H. de Young Memorial Museum to 2016's “Peter Max: 50 Years of Cosmic Dreaming,” at the Tampa Museum of Art in Florida.


Today, Max's work belongs to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and other institutions.

Artist CV (courtesy of Artsy) 

Solo shows

2021     Peter Max - The Retrospective / Back to Houston, Off The Wall Gallery


2019     Peter Max - The Retrospective / Back to Woodstock - 50th Anniversary, Off The Wall Gallery


2016     Peter Max Exhibition: Celebrating Life In Color, Baterbys


Group shows



Collecting by Color: Blue, Alpha 137 Gallery Pop Art, Leviton Fine Art



Art about LOVE, Alpha 137 Gallery


Abstract Art, Leviton Fine Art


Holiday Extravaganza!, Leviton Fine Art

Unique Works: Paintings, Sculptures, Works on Paper and/or Board, Alpha 137 Gallery


See What's on SALE! Savings up to 50% on Fabulous Paintings, The Palm Beach Art Collection


Gallery Art Winter 2022 Exhibition, Gallery Art


Architecture: Windows, Leviton Fine Art


20th Century Art, Leviton Fine Art

Blue Chip and Other Interesting Works -- See All of Our Other Shows Below "All Events," The Palm  Beach Art Collection


Priced to Sell -- Unique Opportunity to Buy Blue Chip Artist's Works, The Palm Beach Art Collection

Seeing Red, Alpha 137 Gallery


21st Century Valentine's Day Gifts, Leviton Fine Art



Winter Holiday!!, Leviton Fine Art


Pop Art, Leviton Fine Art


Gallery Art Summer 2021 Exhibition, Gallery Art, QART.COM

The Color Purple, Alpha 137 Gallery

New York and No Place Else: Art that Celebrates New York City, New York,


Alpha 137 Gallery Treat Yo Self to Pop Art, Original Art, Original Art Broker




Collecting by Color: Pink, Alpha 137 Gallery New Inventory Pieces this week!, Leviton Fine Art



Curated Collection: Modern & Contemporary Art Auction RoGallery



25% Off Store-Wide Holiday Sale, The Loft Fine Art


25% Off Store-Wide Sale, The Loft Fine Art


The Loft Fine Art Summer Sale-20% Off, The Loft Fine Art


#ArtWiseUP: 1960s Poster Designers, ArtWise


Colors of Spring, Baterbys


How Does Your Art Make You Feel?, Florida Fine Art



"The Art of the Album", San Francisco Art Exchange LLC

Fair booths


Gallery Art at Red Dot Miami 2019, Gallery Art



Gallery Art at Spectrum Miami 2017, Gallery Art

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