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Peter Max Biography
In 1962, Max, along with Tom Daly, started a small art studio in New York City. Don Rubbo (American, b.1926) eventually joined The Daly & Max Studio, and the three worked together to create advertising images. Max’s popularity grew when he created the advertising campaign un-cola for 7-Up in 1968. In 1970, the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco, CA, opened its exhibit The World of Peter Max, which featured various products and posters that Max had designed. In 1976, he began his Statue of Liberty series to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the United States.
Max has painted for six US presidents and has artworks on display in various US embassies. In 1993, he painted his famous 100 Clintons installation. Max has also been the official artist for numerous major events, such as the Grammy Awards, the 1994 World Cup, and the Super Bowl. His painting 44 Obamas, which depicted Barrack Obama as the 44th president of the United States, debuted on The Early Show. Max currently lives and works in New York City.