Peter Max

German-born American artist (born 1937)

Peter Max (born Peter Max Finkelstein, October 19, 1937) is a German-American artist. He is known for using bright colors in his work. Many of his works are known as psychedelic art and pop art.

Peter Max
Peter Max in 1998
Peter Max Finkelstein

(1937-10-19) October 19, 1937 (age 86)
EducationArt Students League of New York
Known forPainting, pop art
MovementPop art

In 2019, Max was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.[1]


  1. Chozick, Amy (28 May 2019). "Dementia Stopped Peter Max From Painting. For Some, That Spelled a Lucrative Opportunity". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 May 2019.

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