Max, Peter

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Max, Peter Gender: M
born on 19 October 1937 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n31, 13e22
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 25°15' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 13°44 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 11°13'

File:Peter Max 1988.jpg
Peter Max
photo: Pmstudio, license gfdl


German-American artist, a pop culture hero with his highly-personalized, exuberant and psychedelic style. He creates vibrant art drawn with crayon or felt pen for designs and posters and has done images of everything from bubble gum wrappers to phone book covers. His posters have hung in galleries around the world and he has created a billion dollar industry.

In the '90s, he did serious work on a series of paintings of expressionistic and figurative floral pieces. In 1992, he painted two 175-foot murals for the U.S. Pavilion for the Summer's World Fair in Seville, Spain. Being heavily into ecology and the movement to save the rain forests, in 1992 he also completed a series of 12 environmental stamps for the U.S. to raise awareness about the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

Since age 30, Max's New York based business has been a success. Currently the business grosses over one million dollars a year and encompasses five other companies which employ over 30 artists.

On 6/02/1998 Max was sentenced to two months in prison, $30,000 fine and 800 hours of community service for cheating on his income taxes. He is scheduled to begin his sentence in August 1998.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1992 (Two murals for the U.S. Pavilion)
  • Financial Crime Perpetration 2 June 1998 ($30,000 fine for cheating on taxes, 800 hrs. comm. service)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital August 1998 (Imprisoned for cheating on income taxes)
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Source Notes

Dewey quotes M.L. Schrader from Max.

(Current Biography gives the same date, but notes that some sources give 1939.)


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Financial crisis ($30,000 fine for cheating on taxes)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Moved to U.S.)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Two months jail-time)
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Pop-art, psychodelic)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Expressionist)
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection