"I like people to wake up happy"--Peter Max
One of the most famous living artist's, Peter Max is also a pop culture icon. His bold colors, uplifting images and uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and has inspired many generations. Peter Max has painted for 6 U.S. Presidents. His art is on display in Presidential Libraries and U.S. Embassies. He has painted Lady Liberty annually since America's Bicentennial. He has been named an official artist of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. He has also been Official Artist of 5 Super Bowls, World Cup USA, The World Series, The U.S. Open, The Indy 500, The NYC Marathon and The Kentucky Derby.
Peter Max's signature style of cosmic characters, meticulously painted against bold, vibrant colors, were among the most influential graphic sources of the 1960s. Peter's art was often cited by journalists and art critics as the visual counterpart to the music of The Beatles. Like the Beatles, Peter also made his tv debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. He also appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and made the cover of Life Magazine with an eight-page feature cover story. Peter Max's art was so much in synch with the times that it was licensed by 72 corporations, from General Electric clocks to Burlington Mills socks. Within a three year period, the line of products had generated more than $1 billion in retail sales. And the rest, as they say, is history.
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Peter Max Video on Color and Creativity
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Peter Max is a Jewish American artist who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1937. His family fled Germany in in 1938 and Peter was raised in Shanghai, China and then in Israel and Paris before his family settled in the United States in New York in 1953.
Peter had a love for art and astronomy from an early age and even took art classes at The Louvre. He had formal training at The Art Students League in New York, Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts.
Peter's unique style and creativity have touched the lives of many. He is truly a cultural icon. Peter's artwork is in many important private and museum collections.
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