Peter Max Biography, Age, Family, Net worth, Wiki and Facts

Born as Peter Max Finkelstein, he is a famous American artist well recognized for his bright colors in his artistic works. Most of his works are associated with culture and visual arts of the 1960s. According to his biography, he was born on October 19, 1937, which makes the age of Peter Max be 81 years old as of now. He currently resides in New York City and is blessed with two children named Adam Cosmo and Libra Astro who are totally grown up. People love his paintings are pop arts which are really innovative and impressive. Let’s explore in detail about Peter Max wiki including some interesting facts about him below:

 

 
 
 
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Early Life and Education

The American artist was born in 1937 and his place of birth is in Berlin, Germany. His parents lived in Shanghai, China for more than a decade but have to flee Germany because of the fomenting Nazi movement. When Peter was 11 years old, he moved to Haifa, Israel with his family and spent a few years in the city. The family went on moving to the west and reached Paris and lived there for many months. He developed a deep interest in art while being in Paris with his parents. In 1953, he settled in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn with the family members. He joined the Lafayette High School where he met future actor Paul Sorvino who was his classmate. He was also enrolled at the Art Students League of New York intending to receive formal art training and also studied under Frank J. Reilly.

 

 
 
 
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Career and Professional Life

Max with fid friend Tom Daly launched a small Manhattan arts studio in 1962 which was named The Daly & Max Studio. Their partnership in the business was later joined by Don Rubbo and the three started working together. They used to work for books and advertising and soon became the recognized people in the industry. Their arts used to present antique photographic images which were extremely outstanding. Max worked for pictures related to astronomy which later became famous in the nation.

 

Indian religious teacher Satchidananda Saraswati was invited by Max for a two-day visit in 1966. Satchidananda Saraswati resided in the United States permanently where he formed Integral Yoga International with the help of his students. On August 15, 1968, Max was seen on NBC’s late night talk show called The Tonight Show. He also appeared in Life magazine’s cover under the title “Peter Max: Portrait of the artist as a very rich man” on the edition of September 5, 1969

 

At the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Max arts were featured in 1970 in San Francisco. He started his Statue of Liberty series on July 4, 1976. Till date, Max has served as the official artist for multiple events like the Grammy Awards, the 1994 World Cup, the Super Bowl and much more. Further, he also contributed to New York City’s 2000 Subway Series as its official artist. Max lifted the popular singer Taylor Swift, her own portrait. For an art project, Max bought Chevrolet Corvettes’ collection in 1990. He has also worked for AARP magazine in creating the cover for the August/September issue of the magazine in 2017.

 

 
 
 
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Personal Life

Moving to his personal life, Max has always been supporting animal and human rights> He is an environmentalist and is vegan. He has done some effort against animal cruelty. Talking about his love life, Max was in the relationship with musician/ model Rosie Vela for nine years. Regarding his family, he is the father to two matured children named Adam and Libra. He is currently married to Mary Max. He was also pleaded guilty for being involved in avoiding tax liability. This incident made him sentenced to jail for two months and was compelled to bear a fine of 30,000 USD. He was ordered to perform 800 hours of community service as a part of the punishment.

 

Body Measurements

The body measurement details of artist Peter Max is missing from his wiki. Despite being in his 80s, Max appears younger than his actual age. Details about his health condition are yet to come.

 

 
 
 
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Salary and Net worth

Being the world’s famous artist, the net worth of Peter Max is counted in millions of dollars. Recently, his second wife, Mary Max stated that her stepson has stolen paintings worth 4.3 million from her. Max has made a massive figure of net worth from his paintings and his company named ALP Inc. is currently controlled by his son, Adam.

 

Wiki and Facts

Numbers of wiki sites including Wikipedia have provided Peter Max’s bio. The official Instagram profile of Peter is reachable @petermaxart where he is followed by more than 12k people now. He is also active on Twitter @Peter_Max with more than 13k followers. He also operates a website i.e. www.petermax.com from where one can purchase his books and arts.