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.
by Kenny H March. 29, 2015 2330 views