Peter Max- An Iconic Artist in The Field of Pop Art
When it comes to pop art, you will expect a myriad of vibrant colors and themes to be used. There are a few artists in the USA that have left indelible prints in this field of art. Their works are still inspiring and they leave a positive impression on the minds of their viewers. No matter what they are associated with, they will always make a connection.
Peter Max- Celebrating 50 years of cosmic art
Peter Max is one of the most famous and esteemed artists in the field of pop art in the USA. He is well-known for his colorful bold cosmic themes that captured the music world in the 1960’s-1970’s. His paintings have deep expression and he is known for some celebrity commissions and portraits. He also had been the official artist for 5 Super Bowls, 6 Grammy Awards, US Winter Olympics, Indy 500, NHL All-Star Game, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the popular singing reality show on NBC- The Voice and other prominent events in the field of music, entertainment and global initiatives.
Covering the psychedelic youth movement of the 1960’s
The 1960’s will always be known in history for psychedelic music. He is one of the few artists that covered this youth movement with amazingly stunning pieces of art. He is known for his posters, cosmic paintings and other licensed products that were popular during that era. He is known to have worked with GE art clocks, Wrangler clothing, sneakers, stockings, bed sheets and many other items. He has conducted several shows at prominent museums and galleries across the globe. He is an iconic figure in the world of pop art and is known as “America’s Painter Laureate”. He is well-known for his creative forms of art that leave indelible impressions on the mind.
Portraits of notable personalities in the USA
He has painted memorable portraits of Presidents of the USA, rock stars, movie stars, jazz musicians and foreign dignitaries. He has an extensive resume that goes miles beyond his iconic forms of art. He has always enjoyed his work and he has gifted the world with some memorable forms of art that has already gone down in history. He says that his work has been inspired by mysticism and yoga when he was young. He is a versatile artist and has churned out a number of paintings on practically all surfaces. He has over 800 poster editions to his credit and he maintains he is extremely proud of his work. He is also the creator of several lithograph editions and is known for his work on canvas, mixed media and drawings. He is also the artist behind the welcome banners at ports in the USA.
Besides art being his passion, Peter Max is known for his philanthropist activities as well in the USA and world. He is an active environmentalist and is keen defender of human and animal rights. He has been instrumental in bringing yoga to the USA by establishing the Integral Yoga Institute with Swami Satchidananda.