Peter Max Floral Still Life Mixed Media Painting, 1996
Peter Max (German/American, born 1937)
Untitled (floral still life), 1996
Acrylic painting over digital print on paper and canvas
Signed to the lower left
Copyright stamp and numbered to the verso
Max received his formal art education in the 1950s at the Art Students League of New York in Manhattan, where he studied anatomy, figure drawing, and composition under the tutelage of Frank J. Reilly. Max began his career in illustration and graphic arts by creating collage-based works using elements taken from antique photographs. His interest in astronomy led to his self-described “Cosmic ’60s” period, where his art became a symbol of the counterculture with its flamboyant use of bright rainbow colors and psychedelic images.
- canvas strip-lined.