peter max

by Kenny H March. 29, 2015 2330 views

Peter Max (born 1937) - visionary pop artist of the 1960's, and master of dynamic neo Expressionism, whose vibrant colors have become part of contemporary American culture. In the 1960's Max rose to youthful prominence with his now-famous “Cosmic ‘60s” style, a bold linear type of painting which employed Fauvist use of color and depicted transcendental (almost hallucinogenic ) themes. Peter Max revolutionized art of the 60’s just as the Beatles transformed the music of the decade. As his expressionistic style evolved, becoming more sensuous and painterly, Max’s unique symbolism and vibrant color palette have continued to inspire new generations of Americans throughout the decades. Although some critics say Peter Max has “ghost painters” who now do all the work While he merely signs them, he is a passionate environmentalist and defender of human and animal rights, often dedicating paintings and posters for these noteworthy causes. He has celebrated our nation’s principles of freedom and democracy with his famous paintings of American icons of freedom including Lady Liberty and the American Flag.

Portrait of the artist in 1969, when LIFE magazine was only 40 cents.

Some of his early “trippy” 1960's style .

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Olga Helys 6 years, 6 months ago

Great report
Thanks for sharing

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Gillian Parsons 6 years, 6 months ago

A little George Harrison on first quick glimpse.....................

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Antonio Gil 6 years, 6 months ago

Like travelling back in time to Beatles' Yellow Submarine

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Louise Hayes 6 years, 6 months ago

Great pop and poster art and obviously uses his life to do good!

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Evalizette Hansson 6 years, 6 months ago

He used colours wonderful :) Makes you feel good inside
Thank you for introducing him :)

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Marilyn Grimble 6 years, 6 months ago

Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful paintings, they are indeed dynamic. Such use of colour is an inspiration for me.

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