Peter Max (b. 1937) is an American artist known for his use of bright color in his pop art masterpieces.  He is the son of German parents who fled Berlin, Max’s birthplace, moving the family to Shanghai, Israel, Paris, and eventually Brooklyn, NY, where Max attended High School. Max has attributed his globetrotting childhood to his appreciate for art. He is the official portrait artist for the Statue of Liberty and the welcome banners at the U.S. Ports of Entry.  in the 1960s, Max opened a commercial studio in Manhattan and began his storied career in art for the advertising industry.  In the 1970’s he was commissioned to create stamp for the U.S. Postal Service. In his career, Max has been the official artists for a number of events including the 1994 World Cup, the Grammy Awards, the Super Bowl, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among others.