Peter Max


PETER MAX's art emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s, aligning with counter-culture, neo-expressionism, neo-fauvism, and psychedelic movements in graphic design. Renowned for vibrant bursts of color, his work spans various media, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and digital imagery. Max extends his creative expression to "mass media," collaborating on clothing, homewares, and more.

His 1970 book, "Poster Book," featuring signature pieces like a Toulouse Lautrec portrait and an Apollo 11 poster, was a hit, followed by the successful "Superposter Book" in 1971. Max's diverse portfolio includes collaborations with companies, encompassing clothing, clocks, and other goods.

Max incorporates American icons, presidents, celebrities, and pop culture subjects into his artwork. Notable commissions include the first "Preserve the Environment" postage stamp, border murals at U.S. entry points, and exhibitions worldwide.

His influence extends to unconventional canvases, such as Continental Airlines' Boeing 777-200ER livery (N77014). Max's creations, like the "44 Obamas," commemorating the 44th President, garnered attention on CBS's The Early Show. In 2013, HarperCollins published his memoirs and thoughts in "The Universe of Peter Max," offering insights into his life and artwork.


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