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Flower Pot and Window, Acrylic Painting by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Flower Pot and Window Year: 1986 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. Size: 16 x 20 inches Frame: 18 x 22 inches
Category

1980s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Love, Peter Max - PAINTING/SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Flower Vase, Peter Max - PAINTING/SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Better World, Peter Max - PAINTING/SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Lithograph

Liberty Head, Peter Max - PAINTING/SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Flower Vase, Peter Max - PAINTING/SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Woman Seated, Painting by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Woman Seated Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph with extensive Hand-painting, signed and dated in paint, dedicated to Carolyn Size: 25 ...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Lithograph

"Umbrella Man" Acrylic and Collage by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Umbrella Man II Year: circa 2000 Medium: Acrylic and Collage on Paper, Signed Size: 11 in. x 8.5 in. (27.94 cm x 21.59 cm) Frame...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Flag, Acrylic and Collage by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Flag (Pink) Year: 2009 Medium: Acrylic and Collage on Paper, Signed Size: 11 in. x 8.5 in. (27.94 cm x 21.59 cm) Frame Size: 20 x...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Neo Head, Large Peter Max painting 1994
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Neo Head Year: 1994 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed l.r. Size: 72 x 60 inches (frame larger)
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Grammy, Pop Art painting by Peter Max 1991
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Grammy Year: 1991 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed upper right, with Max studio verso Size: 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.92 cm) Frame: 63 x 51 inches Max wa...
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Flower Blossom Lady", 2009, Acrylic and Collage by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Flower Blossom Lady Year: 2009 Medium: Acrylic and Collage on Paper, Signed Size: 11 in. x 8.5 in. (27.94 cm x 21.59 cm) Frame S...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Better World, Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Better World Year: 2007 Medium: Lithograph and acrylic on Arches paper Size: 36 x 24 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the artist. No...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Lithograph

Liberty Head, Peter Max - MIXED MEDIA PAINTING/SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Lithograph

Abstract Figure (ADAM), Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Peter Max (1937) Title: Abstract Figure (ADAM) Year: 1982 Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 12 x 9 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the artist. PETER MAX (19...
Category

1980s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Original Acrylic Painting by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Water Mill, NY
Original acrylic on paper H32"x W28" Framed.. Given by Peter Max to a friend
Category

Vintage 1980s American Contemporary Art

Materials

Acrylic

  • Original Acrylic Painting by Peter Max
  • Original Acrylic Painting by Peter Max
  • Original Acrylic Painting by Peter Max
  • Original Acrylic Painting by Peter Max
H 32 in. W 28 in. D 0.5 in.
Umbrella Man on Blue by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Umbrella Man on Blue Year: 2005 Medium: Acrylic and Mixed Media on Paper, signed lower right Size: 9.25 x 7 inches Frame Size: 23....
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Paper, Mixed Media

Nelson Mandela, Pop Art Portrait by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Nelson Mandela Year: 2001 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Signed u.l. Size: 18 x 16 inches
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Nelson Mandela, Pop Art Portrait by Peter Max
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Nelson Mandela 1 Year: 2001 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Signed Size: 18 x 16 inches
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Liberty Head, Peter Max - PAINTING/SIGNED
By Peter Max
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
PETER MAX (1937- ) Peter Max has achieved huge success and world-wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments as a multi-dimensional artist. From visionary Pop artist of the 19...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Acrylic

Ron English Abstract Acrylic over a Peter Max Silkscreen
By Ron English
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A great image this Ron English work is a Peter Max silkscreen with acrylic paint over it. It reads "I know there may be greater artists than me, but I dought it and it's signed Engli...
Category

Late 20th Century American Paintings

ZERO (ORIGINAL PAINTING)
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on paper. Hand signed on front by the artist. Sheet size 44 x 35 inches. Custom framed in white with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 56 x 47 inches. Ar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Paper

God Bless America II, (hand signed twice)
By Peter Max
Located in New York, NY
PETER MAX God Bless America II, 2001 Acrylic on paper. Hand signed, bears artist unique catalogue/inventory number verso 28 × 21 inches Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed twice: once...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Zero Megalopolis
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Zero Megalopolis Year: 1989 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. and studio stamp verso Size: 60 x 60 inches Frame: 67 x 67 inches
Category

1980s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • Zero Megalopolis
  • Zero Megalopolis
  • Zero Megalopolis
  • Zero Megalopolis
H 67 in. W 67 in. D 3 in.
FLOWER VASE
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable off...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

WITHOUT BORDERS II 2007 #442
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painting with acrylic on poster. Hand signed on front by the artist. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 47 x 35 inches. Artwork is in excellent co...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Offset

ASIA VER. III #6
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Authenticity included. A...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

SAGE (ABSTRACT)
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable offers will be...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

ZERO
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Canvas size 18 x 14 in. Framed size approx 20.5 x 16.5in. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • ZERO
  • ZERO
  • ZERO
  • ZERO
H 20.5 in. W 16.5 in.
PROFILE WITH FLOWERS
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Canvas size 10 x 14 in. Framed size approx 19 x 23 in. Artwork ...
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1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

ANGEL
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Canvas size 40 x 30 inches. Framed size approx 49 ...
Category

1970s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • ANGEL
  • ANGEL
  • ANGEL
  • ANGEL
H 49 in. W 39 in.
Portrait of Dr. Burger, the Diet Doctor, v. 2
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Portrait of Dr. Burger, the Diet Doctor, v. 2 Year: 1991 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed Size: 20 in. x 16 in. (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)
Category

1990s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

NEW MOON
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by Peter Max with studio stamp, date and catalog number on verso. Canvas size 30 x 40 inches. Frame size approx 36 x 46 inches. ...
Category

1990s Pop Art Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • NEW MOON
  • NEW MOON
  • NEW MOON
  • NEW MOON
H 30 in. W 40 in.
ASCENDING ANGEL II VER. II # 1
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Canvas size 48 x 36 inches. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 57 x...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

WALKING ON THE MOON #12
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painting with acrylic on poster. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Frame size approx 47 x 35 inches. Art...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Offset

UMBRELLA MAN XIII VER. I #1
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Authenticity included. A...
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Portrait of Dr. Burger, the Diet Doctor
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Portrait of Dr. Burger, the Diet Doctor Year: 1991 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. Size: 20 in. x 16 in. (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)
Category

1990s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Colossus Version 1 No. 1
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Colossus Version 1 No. 1 Year: 1971 Medium: Acrylic and Silkscreen on Canvas, signed and dated l.r. Size: 36 in. x 26 in. (91.44 c...
Category

1970s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Better World version X #5
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Better World Year: 1998 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. Size: 24 in. x 20 in. (60.96 cm x 50.8 cm) Frame Size: 35.5 x 31.25...
Category

1990s Pop Art Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

BLUE THINKER
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable off...
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

DESCENDING ANGEL VER. II #1
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Authenticity included. A...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

LIVING ROOM (WOMAN)
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Canvas size 14 x 18 in. Framed size approx 22.25 x 26.25 in. Ar...
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • LIVING ROOM (WOMAN)
  • LIVING ROOM (WOMAN)
  • LIVING ROOM (WOMAN)
  • LIVING ROOM (WOMAN)
H 22.25 in. W 26.25 in.
SAGE
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Custom framed with hand painted fillet. Canvas size 10 x 14 in. Framed size approx 19.25 x 23.5 in. Art...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

  • SAGE
  • SAGE
  • SAGE
  • SAGE
H 19.25 in. W 23.5 in.
DECO LADY VER IV #11
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Peter Max Studio Certificate of Authenticity included. A...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

BLUSHING BEAUTY
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Framed size approx 49 x 39 inches. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authent...
Category

1970s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • BLUSHING BEAUTY
  • BLUSHING BEAUTY
  • BLUSHING BEAUTY
  • BLUSHING BEAUTY
H 40 in. W 30 in.
Zero Series Version 3, No. 2
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Zero Series Version 3, No. 2 Year: 1994 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed upper right Size: 24 x 18 in. (60.96 x 45.72 cm) Frame S...
Category

1990s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

ABSTRACT FLOWERS
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painting with acrylic on poster. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Custom framed. Frame size approx 40 x 28 inches. Artwork is in excellent cond...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Offset

Better World
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Better World Year: 1993 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. Size: 24 in. x 18 in. (60.96 cm x 45.72 cm) Frame Size: 26.25 x 20 ...
Category

1990s Pop Art Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • Better World
  • Better World
  • Better World
  • Better World
H 26.5 in. W 20 in.
Zero In Purple
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Zero In Purple Year: 1994 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. and studio stamp verso Size: 60 x 48 inches
Category

1990s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

PALM BEACH LADY
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique hand painting with acrylic on poster. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Custom framed. Frame size approx 40 x 28 inches. Artwork is in excellent cond...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Offset

Untitled Original
By Peter Max
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Peter Max original acrylic on canvas from 1970.
Category

1970s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

FLAG
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Peter Max Studio stamp on verso. Canvas size 20 x 24 in. Frame size approx 22.5 x 26.5 in. Artwork is in excell...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • FLAG
  • FLAG
  • FLAG
  • FLAG
H 20 in. W 24 in.
Profile
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max, German/American (1937 - ) Title: Profile Year: 1986 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed u.r. Size: 40 in. x 30 in. (101.6 cm x 76.2 cm) Frame Size: 49.5 x 39.5 inches
Category

1980s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • Profile
  • Profile
  • Profile
  • Profile
H 49.5 in. W 39.5 in.
MONA LISA VER. II #23
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original acrylic and silkscreen painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Canvas size 13.5 x 16.5 in. Framed size approx 23 x 26 in. Artwork ...
Category

Late 20th Century Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Screen

Zero in Blue
By Peter Max
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Peter Max Title: Zero In Blue Year: 1985 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed and dated u.r. Size: 24 x 18 inches Frame: 27 x 20.5 inches
Category

1980s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • Zero in Blue
  • Zero in Blue
  • Zero in Blue
  • Zero in Blue
H 27 in. W 20.5 in.
PROFILE
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Canvas is stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity include...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • PROFILE
  • PROFILE
  • PROFILE
  • PROFILE
H 30 in. W 24 in.
MONDRIAN LADIES
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Studio stamp on verso. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable off...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

HEART
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Canvas size 16 x 12 in. Framed size approx 23 x 19 in. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of...
Category

1990s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • HEART
  • HEART
  • HEART
  • HEART
H 23 in. W 19 in.
SAGE WITH CANE
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable offe...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

PINK SKY
By Peter Max
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front by the artist. Stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable offer...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • PINK SKY
  • PINK SKY
  • PINK SKY
  • PINK SKY
H 12 in. W 16 in.
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Peter Max Acrylic Painting For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact peter max acrylic painting you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Find Contemporary versions now, or shop for Contemporary creations for a more modern example of these cherished works. Finding the perfect peter max acrylic painting may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a peter max acrylic painting to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of black, beige, gray, purple and more. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paint, acrylic paint and synthetic resin paint.

How Much is a Peter Max Acrylic Painting?

The average selling price for a peter max acrylic painting we offer is $14,800, while they’re typically $310 on the low end and $90,000 for the highest priced.

Peter Max Biography and Important Works

Born Peter Max Finkelstein in Berlin in 1937, psychedelic Pop art icon Peter Max spent the first part of his childhood in Shanghai after his parents emigrated from Germany to flee the Nazis. While there, Max developed his deep interest in American pop culture — namely comic books, jazz and cinema. Max’s paintings, graphic design and illustrations, which were inspired by these interests, were also informed by his experience with synesthesia, a sensory condition that causes him to see music and hear color.

After relocating to Haifa, Israel, then Paris, where he spent a significant amount of time in sketching classes at the Louvre, a teenage Max and his family finally moved to the United States, settling in Brooklyn. Max enrolled in the Art Students League of New York in 1956, training under Frank J. Reilly, and then the School of Visual Arts. Throughout art school, Max focused on photorealism, but he found the style too restrictive. When he graduated and opened his graphic design studio with friends in 1962, he began experimenting with abstraction and color — just in time for the psychedelic era.

The technicolor works for which Max would become known are characterized by big and bold graphic qualities — not dissimilar to what you’d find in his beloved comic books. Some deeper themes emerged across his work too: Max spent a good portion of the 1960s and 1970s creating his signature cosmic style, inspired by his fascination with astronomy and Eastern philosophies.

For Max and his partners, the graphic design business was highly successful, with commissions rolling in from advertising agencies, magazines and even Hollywood in the form of movie posters. The artist was featured on the cover of Life in 1969, and by the 1970s, he was practically a household name. Max's body of work extended into product design, including a line of clocks for General Electric, while his domination of the commercial art scene continued for decades. He was commissioned to paint a postage stamp honoring the World’s Fair of 1974 (Expo ‘74); a Statue of Liberty series in which some proceeds went on to fund the statue’s restoration; posters and other advertising materials for major events like the Super Bowl, the U.S. Open and the Grammys; a Dale Earnhardt race car; and even the hull of the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship.

Commercial activities aside, Max has long been the subject of many museum exhibitions, from his first solo show in 1970, “The World of Peter Max,” at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco to 2016's “Peter Max: 50 Years of Cosmic Dreaming” at the Tampa Museum of Art in Florida. Today, his work belongs to the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and other institutions.

Find an explosively vibrant collection of Peter Max paintings, prints and other works on 1stDibs.

A Close Look at pop-art Art

Perhaps one of the most influential contemporary-art movements, Pop art emerged in the 1950s. In stark contrast to traditional artistic practice, it drew on imagery from popular culture — comic books, advertising, product packaging and other commercial media — to create paintings and sculptures that celebrated ordinary life in the most literal way.

Pop art started in Britain as a reaction, both positive and critical, to the period’s consumerism. Its goal was to put popular culture on the same level as so-called high culture.

Richard Hamilton’s 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? is widely believed to have kickstarted this unconventional new style.

Pop art works are distinguished by their bold imagery, bright colors and seemingly commonplace subject matter. Practitioners sought to challenge the status quo, breaking with the perceived elitism of the previously dominant Abstract Expressionism and making statements about current events. Other key characteristics of Pop art include appropriation of imagery and techniques from popular and commercial culture; use of different media and formats; repetition in imagery and iconography; incorporation of mundane objects from advertisements, cartoons and other popular media; hard edges; and ironic and witty treatment of subject matter.

Although British artists launched the movement, they were soon overshadowed by their American counterparts. Pop art is perhaps most closely identified with Andy Warhol, whose clever appropriation of motifs and images helped to transform the artistic style into a lifestyle. Most of the best-known Pop artists started in commercial art (Warhol made whimsical drawings as a hobby during his early years as a commercial illustrator), a background that helped them in merging high and popular culture.

Roy Lichtenstein was another prominent American Pop artist. Much like Warhol, Lichtenstein drew his subjects from print media, particularly comic strips, producing paintings and sculptures characterized by primary colors, bold outlines and halftone dots, elements appropriated from commercial printing. Recontextualizing a lowbrow image by importing it into a fine-art context was a trademark of his style. Neo-pop artists like Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami further blurred the line between art and popular culture.

Pop art rose to prominence largely through the work of a handful of men creating works that were unemotional and distanced — in other words, stereotypically masculine. However, there were many important female Pop artists, such as Rosalyn Drexler, whose significant contributions to the movement are recognized today. Best known for her work as a playwright and novelist, Drexler also created paintings and collages embodying Pop art themes and stylistic features.

Read more about the history of Pop art and the style’s famous artists, and browse a collection of Pop art prints, photography and other works on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Paintings for You

Painting is an art form that has spanned innumerable cultures, with artists using the medium to tell stories, explore and communicate ideas and express themselves. To bring abstract, landscape and still-life paintings into your home is to celebrate and share in the long tradition of this discipline.

When we look at paintings, particularly those that originated in the past, we learn about history, other cultures and countries of the world. Like every other work of art, paintings — whether they are contemporary creations or works that were made during the 19th century — can often help us clearly see and understand the world around us in a meaningful and interesting way.

Cave walls were the canvases for what were arguably the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict natural scenery through art. Portrait paintings and drawings, which, along with sculpture, were how someone’s appearance was recorded prior to the advent of photography, are at least as old as Ancient Egypt. In the Netherlands, landscapes were a major theme for painters as early as the 1500s. Later, artists in Greece, Rome and elsewhere created vast wall paintings to decorate stately homes, churches and tombs. Today, creating a wall of art is a wonderful way to enhance your space, showcase beautiful pieces and tie an interior design together.

No matter your preference, whether you favor Post-Impressionist paintings, animal paintings, Surrealism, Pop art or another movement or specific period, arranging art on a blank wall allows you to evoke emotions in a room while also showing off your tastes and interests. A symmetrical wall arrangement may comprise a grid of four to six pieces or, for an odd number of works, a horizontal row. Asymmetrical arrangements, which may be small clusters of art or large, salon-style gallery walls, have a more collected and eclectic feel. Download the 1stDibs app, which includes a handy “View on Wall” feature that allows you to see how a particular artwork will look on a particular wall, and read about how to arrange wall art. And if you’re searching for the perfect palette for your interior design project, what better place to turn than to the art world’s masters of color?

On 1stDibs, you’ll find an expansive collection of paintings and other fine art for your home or office. Browse abstract paintings, portrait paintings, paintings by popular artists and more today.