At age 16, Peter Max and his family moved from Paris to New York, from the moment he stepped foot into the big apple, Peter Max was instantly inspired.
“We were driven across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan for the first time. My heart leaped as we crossed the bridge; the skyline seemed to expand the closer we got to Manhattan. The skyscrapers looked futuristic.” -Peter Max
Today, Peter Max is a world renowned artist and holds a household name in America. His artwork has touched nearly every phase of American culture.
On July 4, 1976, to celebrate the Bicentennial, Peter Max painted his first portrait of the statue of Liberty on Independence Day. It became an annual tradition and each year since, he has painted her in an increasing number. Not only is the Statue of Liberty an American icon, but it has now become and an icon of Peter Max’s art. This series that he created is a reflection of his pride for America.
After the tragedy of 9/11, Peter Max created a series of posters to benefit the September 11 fund. Additionally, he created a portrait tribute to the 356 firefighters who lost their lives on that day; the portraits were individually wrapped in an American flag and presented to each firefighter’s family.
“Our greatest purpose is to express what’s in our heart. And those who have the talent should express it through their art.” –Swami Satchidananda
Not only is Peter Max an incredible artist but he is a person with a huge heart. His pride as an American citizen and compassion for others is expressed in his art. He has taken advantage of his fame and gives back to those who deserve it.
In honor of the special day and of Peter Max, Baterbys Art Gallery is offering a sale on our entire collection of Peter Max artwork. Today only, we are offering Peter Max, mixed media with acrylic on paper signed in lower right: paper 10″ x 8″ Estimate: $5000, Sale price $1,000
To view a selection of his artwork, view our online store or stop by our gallery in Winter Park Village. Please see information below and contact me if you are interested, have additional questions, or wish to arrange for a private showing of his work.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (407) 622-1407, Ext. 301 if you have any questions.
Happy Patriot Day to this beautiful country!